Plant ID forum: Looks similar to ironweed but isn't

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Name: Susan Coker
Bartlesville, Oklahoma,zone 6a
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9kittymom
Oct 2, 2013 2:54 PM CST
I have this plant that I put in a pot and no longer have the label. I also have an ironweed that I swear looks the same as far as the leaves go. But I know what the ironweed seeds look like and this one has seed pods that I don't find on the ironweed.

here is the plant, it's the ferny looking one in the middle

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here is a closeup of the seed pods on the plant

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then I picked those and here are the pictures from that



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I should know this and it is driving me nuts. (and mamajack too, LOL)

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 2, 2013 3:01 PM CST

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It appears to be Narrow Leaf Blue Star (Amsonia hubrichtii)

Blue Star (Amsonia hubrichtii)
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 2, 2013 3:04 PM CST
I agree with Kent, Amsonia hubrichtii. I don't know why, but I think the cylindrical seeds are kinda fun. Smiling

EDIT: Cross-posted with Kent
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Name: Susan Coker
Bartlesville, Oklahoma,zone 6a
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9kittymom
Oct 2, 2013 3:38 PM CST
thank you so much, that is definitely it. Now I can wait for some beautiful fall color. Thumbs up

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