Plant ID forum: Plant or weed?

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Jjfoster27
May 24, 2016 7:10 PM CST
Front garden, has come up in two patches in the garden as if they were strategically planted. However, I have been told they are weeds by mother. To weed or not to weed?
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gasrocks
May 24, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Where do you live? Boy, I'm not sure I'd want to go against my mother. Gene

Jjfoster27
May 24, 2016 8:42 PM CST
I live in ohio
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 24, 2016 8:44 PM CST
looks like it has square stems?

Jjfoster27
May 24, 2016 8:46 PM CST
At first they were coming up like black eyed Susan or coneflower. But the leaves quickly changed to not be that. They are currently around 2ft high. Again, they came up where weed barrier was put down in patches that make it appear that they were purposely put there.

Jjfoster27
May 24, 2016 8:48 PM CST
No, the stems are round. If you click the picture, you can see a close up of the plant in good detail and of what looks like buds showing as well.
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gardengus
May 25, 2016 6:16 AM CST
The bud shape makes it look like a campanula , but there are so many of them hard to tell which one.
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Jjfoster27
May 25, 2016 10:53 AM CST
The bud looks like campanula but the leaves are too big..
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gardengus
May 25, 2016 12:09 PM CST
I agree , that is what I thought also but the garden soil and conditions change the growth pattern of normal wildflowers. The wildflowers in my garden are easily twice the size as those grown in my wild areas.
You may just have to wait for a bloom Smiling
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cwhitt
May 25, 2016 12:45 PM CST
@Jjfoster27 -- well, I was told by a horticulturist "if you like it, then it is not a weed". nodding
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DomehomeDee
May 25, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Looks like an Oenothera to me. Oenothera biennis does grow in Ohio. The leaves look more like my orange flowering Oenothera, so who knows it could have been planted. I personally like them and they are easy care. But it's a wild guess, I've never even been to Ohio, LOL.
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luvsgrtdanes
May 25, 2016 6:29 PM CST
It reminds me of lobelia.
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Jjfoster27
May 27, 2016 10:03 PM CST
So, it is starting to bloom!
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Jjfoster27
May 27, 2016 10:03 PM CST
No, the stems are round. If you click the picture, you can see a close up of the plant in good detail and of what looks like buds showing as well.
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HamiltonSquare
May 27, 2016 11:02 PM CST
It may be this.
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gardengus
May 30, 2016 7:06 PM CST
I have a large patch of ladybells and they are a low ground cover about 6'' then shoot up flowering spikes. The flowers look a whole like the photo but my plant has a lot fewer leaves.

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