Plant ID forum: Am I a weed?

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Name: Peggy
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Jun 25, 2013 8:41 AM CST


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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 25, 2013 8:51 AM CST

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Are the under sides of the leaves covered in tiny whitish hairs? If so, I'm pretty sure about what it is. If not, no idea. Smiling
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Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Jun 25, 2013 9:12 AM CST
Well its white and fuzzy on the underside.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 25, 2013 9:26 AM CST

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Cool, it's probably Tall Thistle (Cirsium altissimum). The basal leaves look quite a bit different than the leaves you see when the plant is flowering (the second link has pictures of the basal leaves, if you scroll down a bit).

Tall Thistle (Cirsium altissimum)

http://www.missouriplants.com/Pinkalt/Cirsium_altissimum_pag...



Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Jun 25, 2013 9:30 AM CST
Thank you ,those huge leaves where throwing me off.Well since I don't want it its a weed.

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 25, 2013 9:31 AM CST

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Whether it is a weed or not depends on your perspective. It's a native plant and is not particularly aggressive. Tall Thistle is also beloved by bees, butterflies, and goldfinches. Being a thistle, it often inspires a negative reaction in people though. Just depends on where it's growing and whether you can tolerate a thistle there.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jun 25, 2013 10:03 AM CST
The leaves remind me of Silphium. Their are several species that grow in Missouri.

http://bonap.org/BONAPmaps2010/Silphium.html
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 25, 2013 10:54 AM CST

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Silphiums don't have spines along the edges of their leaves, though, and the undersides are not tomentose.

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