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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Oct 1, 2015 4:51 PM CST
Here are photos of a mystery plant growing in my back yard. Please pardon the weeds, as this is an area that just
didn't get any attention this summer. The first one shows the height of these things, and they have to be a good 8'
tall. I'm 5'3" and they tower over my head. The stems are rough to touch, almost like beggar lice. Can anyone ID
them for me? They appear to be some sort of sunflower, but the stems and leaves led me to think they were lilies.
Thumb of 2015-10-01/Hemophobic/c2066a

In this one, I pulled one of the stalks down to photo the flower.
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Any help is greatly appreciated. Maybe they're just pretty weeds!
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Oct 1, 2015 5:07 PM CST
It looks a lot like Helianthus angustifolius.
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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Oct 1, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Thanks, Jay. I'll look that up and see what it says.
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Oct 3, 2015 1:53 PM CST
I agree with Jay....mine are starting to bloom now and looking so pretty.
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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
Oct 3, 2015 2:12 PM CST
Thanks, y'all. My hope is to start work on the back border come late winter/early spring. Once the weather heats
up, I'm done. There's a lot to do in reclaiming a neglected property.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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