Plant ID forum: ID help please

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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Aug 28, 2014 10:52 AM CST
Any clue what this is? About 2 ft. tall, has wonderful apple like smell when crushed. I tip my hat to you. Thank You!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 28, 2014 12:00 PM CST
I really don't know but it kind of reminds me of wild Fennel: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

More images: https://www.google.com/search?q=wild+fennel&tbm=isch&tbo=u&s...

Scent differs to many and some say it smells like licorice.
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Aug 28, 2014 5:41 PM CST
It's not fennel.
Your plant has loads of flower buds, and will have tiny flowers, very soon. Puts me in mind of an Artemisia, perhaps Artemisia annua, not one that I'm familiar with, admittedly.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 28, 2014 7:14 PM CST
My eyes are so bad I can't even see flower buds. Smiling

Check out some of the Artemisia photos in the database: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Artemisia/ I think there's one photo of A. annua at that entry.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Aug 29, 2014 7:25 PM CST
I agree looks like sweet annie (Artemisis annua)
I grow it here and it is just starting to bloom , if you can call it a bloom (extremely insignificant flower )
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Aug 29, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Thank you Lin, Lori, Cinda. The buds are the size of pinheads. Letting the only 2 I have go to seed. Preserved some last year for my dau-in-law. Dries beautifully.
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Aug 29, 2014 7:58 PM CST
Cinda does yours smell something like apples?
Lin enlarge the middle pic, can barely see the seed heads starting.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Aug 30, 2014 6:13 AM CST
My sweet annie has a distinctive smell , I am not sure apples . I recognize the smell as sweet annie because I grew up with the plant , my grandmother grew it . she used it to keep bugs away. She would rub it on her ankles to keep chiggers off. We don't have chiggers here so I don't know if it works or not Shrug!
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Aug 30, 2014 7:03 PM CST
Be glad to share my chiggers with you Hilarious!
Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Sep 7, 2014 4:14 AM CST
I have grown Sweet Anne for years. One of the unique features of this plant is it will dry to a dark brown but the fragrance will last for two or three years. I've made wreaths with it and people can't believe how great the fragrance is. One draw back, it will spread seeds everywhere they are very tiny and the wind in the fall spreads them around. Make sure it is where you want it because it is easy to pull up in the spring if is growing where you don't want it but I am still pulling up seedlings that are starting to grow now in Sept. I love this plant.
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Sep 9, 2014 7:54 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thank You!
I dried mine with glycerin/water mix, it is still dk. green. Oh, checked the smell again it now is more medicinal instead of apples.
Evidently the chickens keep mine under control.

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bamira
Sep 16, 2014 4:49 PM CST
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