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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Oct 19, 2011 5:45 AM CST
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While looking through my photos I ran across this , I can't remember what weed it was but the snowflake looking pattern was quite impressive.

I really like the ability to use the camera to capture something then look at it closer to see the detail.

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This has been identified as Valerian( seed fluff)
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LindaTX8
Oct 19, 2011 9:09 AM CST
I LIKE the pattern! But don't have a clue what it is!
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Name: Shaw
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Shawwannda
Sep 1, 2013 1:09 AM CST
I agree, it is VERY pretty, Cinda. Lovey dubby

I've got a couple that I'd like to share as well.
These 2 types of "weeds/wildfowers" are growing in the sand along side our 6 ft pool fence.
I won't let my husband hack them down because I think both types are too pretty to do so.
I am just wondering if anyone knows the names of them? Shrug!
The 1st one looks to be some type of daisy-ish wildflower.
Thanks!
Shaw

Thumb of 2013-09-01/Shawwannda/696841 Thumb of 2013-09-01/Shawwannda/553559

Name: josephine
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frostweed
Sep 1, 2013 6:32 AM CST

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I think the first one is a Fleabane Daisy and the second is not close enough to see clearly.
What color is it, and can you take a closer picture? Smiling
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Name: Shaw
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Shawwannda
Sep 1, 2013 11:32 PM CST
Hello and g'evening FrostWeed,
Thanks so much for your response and the info, I so appreciate it!
I went out to the fence area around the pool to pull up some of those weeds and much to my surprise, hubby had taken the weed wacker to them. Angry
He left the “wild daisy” but all of those beautiful weeds are now gone. *sniff, sniff*
Go figger, one of the few times he did something w/o me asking him too and I didn’t want it done. *sigh* nodding
@ any rate I was able to grab a few stragglers and take a couple of pics of them so here they are.
My camera tends to blur when I take close ups, admittedly I truly am not a photographer. Thumbs down
The buds actually do not have a color like white or yellow protruding out from them, they are just tanish fuzzy.
The blooms are also tanish in color and fuzzy.
*That was as clear as mud.* Glare
Shaw
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wildflowers
Sep 2, 2013 7:56 AM CST

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Cinda, your seed-head kinda reminds me of clematis but not the rest of the plant. Hmmm...

Shaw, you might have two species of fleabane. those last pics sure look like fleabane seed-heads.

I know, I shouldn't try ID's since I'm not very good at it. Hilarious! Whistling

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wildflowers
Sep 2, 2013 8:15 AM CST

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Maybe! Clematis (Clematis virginiana)
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frostweed
Sep 2, 2013 12:09 PM CST

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Shaw, I am sorry but by your description I really can't tell what you have there. The plants remind me of Bachelor's buttons but an not sure at all.
I wish I could have identified them for you. Smiling
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Shawwannda
Sep 2, 2013 3:31 PM CST
Wildflowers,
This is the 2nd summer that I’ve noticed that we’ve had them.
So far, just like last summer they didn’t do anything (but reproduce) and didn’t change from the way they look in the pics.
I figured that they were just supposed to look cute-n-fuzzy like that.
They start w/ a bud and then get fuzzy, nothing else happens to them besides that process.
I did Google and also Bing’d images of Fleabane weeds and did find the exact replicas of the pics I’d taken and have growing in the yard.
However some of the pics I found on the net were much taller and these are shorter.
Who knows, perhaps if we’d of had more rain during the time they were left standing they may have grown taller.
I don’t think they are Clematis or Bachelor Buttons.
Wildflowers, I almost positive that you were “spot on” w/ your 1st response. Thumbs up

Frostweed, thank you for your help and responses as well. Big Grin
Shaw
Here are some photos that I found during my search for Fleabane weeds.
Thumb of 2013-09-02/Shawwannda/7b10b7 Thumb of 2013-09-02/Shawwannda/c5fa3a Thumb of 2013-09-02/Shawwannda/24abc6

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TennesseeDave
Sep 2, 2013 3:34 PM CST
I have the same plant growing down by the lake edge. Glad to know what it is before I whacked it.
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Horntoad
Sep 2, 2013 3:42 PM CST
@shaw
The plant in Post #476451 could be Conyza ramosissima.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Conyza+ramosissima&sa=N&rlz=...
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Name: Shaw
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Shawwannda
Sep 2, 2013 4:28 PM CST
@Horntoad
Oh goodness gracious now I am totally confused. Confused
Now folks will see why I have a brown thumb VS a green thumb. Hilarious!
Thanks for the response, info and shared links Horntoad!

@TennesseeDave
Maybe you might want to gas up that weedwacker? Crying
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Horntoad
Sep 2, 2013 4:34 PM CST
@Shawwannda - I got the images mixed up. The one I think may be Conyza ramosissima is in Post #476451 with the weeds you pulled up. Sorry for the mix up.
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TennesseeDave
Sep 2, 2013 4:40 PM CST
Well a whacking I'll shall go! Green Grin!
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Sep 2, 2013 4:50 PM CST

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gardengus said:Thumb of 2011-10-19/gardengus/2ae24c

While looking through my photos I ran across this , I can't remember what weed it was but the snowflake looking pattern was quite impressive.

I really like the ability to use the camera to capture something then look at it closer to see the detail.


This is the one I was thinking reminds me clematis seed head.

Maybe? Clematis (Clematis virginiana)
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Shawwannda
Sep 2, 2013 4:55 PM CST
@Horntoad
I'd figured that out so no prblm there.
Though, to MY old eyes they certainly do look very much alike. Green Grin!
The link you shared shows them to be shorter and mine are indeed short not tall.

@TennesseeDave
You and my husband are BOTH a couple of weedwackerologists. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Shawwannda
Sep 2, 2013 4:58 PM CST
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Oh that one, it sure does, Thumbs up I apologize for the error. *Blush* Green Grin!
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wildflowers
Sep 2, 2013 5:02 PM CST

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Oh, it's no biggie. Sorry your plant didn't turn out to be something nicer. Did it have a scent? I think horseweed grows here, it has a sweet orange scent to me? Shrug! the flowers never actually open and then it goes to seed with those fluffy heads.
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frostweed
Sep 2, 2013 5:17 PM CST

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I think Horntoad is right about the second plant we call it Horseweed here.
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Name: Shaw
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Shawwannda
Sep 2, 2013 5:18 PM CST
@wildflowers
No, no scent but I didn't bend down to smell them and if I did because they are so fuzzy they'd prbly get sucked up my nares and I'd be sneezing and choking to death. Rolling on the floor laughing
The buds don't open up as flowers so as to speak they just open up as the lil' fuzzy thingies.
Even though they are considered weeds I still think they are pretty lovely.
*My husband does not think that they are pretty lovely @ all.*
Many people think dandelions are flowers VS weeds so I guess we all think different things and like different things. ;-)
That's what makes the world go round. Green Grin!

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