Can anyone ID this plant - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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Question by TennesseeDave
September 4, 2017
This plant came up in my Eastern Tennessee yard from any area that had previously been filled with gravel. The plant has grown to about 6 ft tall now with very wispy (like fennel) type leaves or needles. When crushed it has a very herbal scent like something that you would use in the kitchen. There is a second one growing about 20 ft away in an area where we have some pots and rocks. Any help would be appreciated.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Answer from plantladylin
September 4, 2017

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Reminds me of Wild Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) which can grow 6 to 7 feet in height.

Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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A comment from TennesseeDave
September 4, 2017
Thanks Lynn. It sure smells like fennel but I didn't see that white bulb. That being said I think you are right and I appreciate it.

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Answer from purpleinopp
September 5, 2017

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Also compare to dog fennel:
Dog Fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium)

Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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A comment from TennesseeDave
September 6, 2017
Thanks

Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Answer from plantladylin
September 5, 2017

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Tiffany, you are good! I believe you've correctly Identified Dave's plant! I think Dog Fennel is a common weed in many areas.

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