Asked on Oct 03, 2017

Anyone know what this plant is? Chickens won't eat it

by 3fl17839732
q anyone know what this plant is chickens won t eat it
  12 answers
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Oct 03, 2017

  • Le Anne Le Anne on Oct 04, 2017
    There's an app for that! It's called Leafsnap!

  • Tra20330247 Tra20330247 on Oct 04, 2017
    Looks like my horehound. It's an odd smelling herb.

  • Peggy Peggy on Oct 04, 2017
    No it is a young hollyhock it will get very tall and have flowers

  • Elizabeth Beichner Cope Elizabeth Beichner Cope on Oct 04, 2017
    it is lambs ear

  • Marilee H Marilee H on Oct 04, 2017
    I don't know for sure what it is, but I know what it isn't. Not lambs ears, that has pointier leaves. Not Hollyhock, which has smooth leaves, even when young. Horehound would be my best guess.

  • Linda Schaefer Linda Schaefer on Oct 04, 2017
    It is definitely Hollyhock as Pcampbellsculpt said. I have 2 kinds.

  • Linda Schaefer Linda Schaefer on Oct 04, 2017
    The chickens won't eat them, you are correct, but the japanese beetles will and they will eat the leaves in no time. There was tons on this one, I used sevin dust on my purple ones. The seed pods will fall off and come up next year tenfold. I can't get rid of them, they grow anywhere and will take the flower bed over if not thinned out early.

  • Judy Shank Judy Shank on Oct 04, 2017
    Looks like horehound. I don not blame the chickens for not eating it. I make cough syrup out of mine and it taste awful.

  • SHARE SHARE on Oct 04, 2017
    Look up Horehound leaf. It looks just like your picture to me.

  • Bettie Bettie on Oct 04, 2017
    Not hollyhawk. Homebound medicinal....

  • Linda Schaefer Linda Schaefer on Oct 06, 2017
    I am sure they do as I left mine in my flower bed all winter. That one came up and I had several more come up in it this year including a pink one. I have some young ones in my flower bed now, so some seed pods already fell off and new plants are starting. That one in the photo is still standing, no flowers, but tons of seed pods and it got almost 7 foot tall, the wind took my pink one down in a severe thunderstorm , but mine do come up year after year.

    • Kima Kima on Oct 06, 2017
      Hollyhock. Pretty flowers and plentiful offspring. Good luck getting rid of them if you don't like them.