Plant ID forum: Lobelia imposter?

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Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Jun 23, 2016 10:18 AM CST
There are several of these plants growing in my garden in northern Virginia, all in places in which I might conceivably have sowed seeds for it.

It resembles the Lobelias growing next to it, but I suspect that it's a weed.

Please help i.d. it! Thank You!


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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 23, 2016 3:24 PM CST
Compare with American burn weed (Erechtites hieracifolia).
https://oak.ppws.vt.edu/~flessner/weedguide/erehi.htm
Good addition to the compost pile...
I'm never too concerned about this plant, it gets large... but remains one of the easiest weeds to pull...
The reason there is always so many of them is that the seeds resemble dandy-lion fluff... and blow over from the patch down the street...
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Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Jun 23, 2016 5:52 PM CST
Ah, yes, I thought it looked familiar. I have had Burn Weed in my garden before.
Thank you very much!

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