Plant ID forum: Friend or foe?

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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Mar 27, 2016 9:27 AM CST
I have a couple of these sprouting up in one of my beds. I did sow a lot of native plants last year, and am wondering if this is an invasive thug that I need to get rid of, or a native groundcover that I should keep for the critters, winged and otherwise. Any ideas?


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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Mar 27, 2016 3:07 PM CST
well, I got an answer: it is Golden Groundsel, Packera aurea! Hurray!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Mar 27, 2016 3:12 PM CST
Those purple flower buds are deceiving! Interesting plant. Thumbs up

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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Mar 27, 2016 3:58 PM CST
thanks, Janet--I agree--it would not have occurred to me that the purple buds will open as yellow flowers! Looking forward to it! Thumbs up
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― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 27, 2016 5:59 PM CST
Robin,

I don't see any bud photos in the database; hope you will upload a photo or two: Golden Ragwort (Packera aurea)
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Mar 27, 2016 6:16 PM CST
thanks, Lin! I'll have to get a better photo of it.
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso

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