plant ID

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by kackoff, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. kackoff

    kackoff Member

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    Can anyone ID this plant? It is growing in my backyard, and has grown to abut 6 feet in just one season. It has not yet flowered, and is growing in a shaded area in northern Indiana. Thank you!
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    No ideas on this one? It looks familiar. I am thinking it is a weed, but I can't place it.
     
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    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    I'm thinking Cestrum sp. family solanacea and should flower late summer autumn
     
  4. kackoff

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    I don't think it is a Cestrum sp. The leaves are not as thick and waxy looking as the photos of Cestrum I found on the web. This plant was growing so fast, and I didn't want it to become a tree, I yanked it. I assume it was some kind of weed and I like the flower bed better without it. I put in some forget-me-nots, phlox, hosta, lungwort, and some grasses.
     
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    Kind of reminds of an Angustifolium ( fireweed)

    Regards Doug
     
  6. NorthernPlantJunky

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    Im with you on the Fireweed ID.


    I love Fireweed so pretty when in full bloom:D
     
  7. kackoff

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    I think you're right...I found some photos of Fireweed, and it looks just like it. It apparently has various uses -- a syrup (or glue), among others.

    Thanks to both who made the ID!
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Fireweed doesn't make multiple branches from the base, your plant doesn't look like one to me anyway - and I've seen thousands of them.
     
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    Oh well... then it remains a mystery.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Flowers may appear later.
     
  11. kackoff

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    Not now... I yanked it. It was taking over the spot in my garden, and I was afraid it might become a tree. I planted lower shrub types of plants, and prefer that. So I'm afraid, at this point it will remain a mystery.
     
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    Reminds me of some kind of solidago. I couldn't really see if the leaves were opposite in the posted pics.

    Somewhat irrelevant if the plant is now compost, but we haven't come up with a new "stumper" in a few days so this is filling in a bit!

    Glen
     

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