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Jul 30, 2019 6:58 PM CST
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Name: Becky
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I don't know if this might be fern leaf Cosmos or something else. No blooms so far even though this has been growing in my garden bed since February. I actually kind of like it because it's fernlike leaves are so soft and light. Almost like a feather. It is about 3 1/2 ft. tall right now. Is growing in full sun in the heat of Florida without wilting. Not sure if it is a weed or something much nicer. I have actually thought about digging it up and planting it in a medium to large sized pot because as you can see in the photo, it grows into a small bushy form. I know that it is NOT a dill plant, because I grow that too.

Please help me ID this interesting plant. Below is a photo:

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Jul 31, 2019 5:58 AM CST
Name: Tofi
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It makes me think of dog fennel..?

It is popular as bordel plant in my area. Respon well to prunning.
Could it be it?
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Aug 2, 2019 6:37 AM CST
Name: Sally
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I'm thinking dog fennel, but as a weed. But if you like it, it is not a weed.
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Aug 2, 2019 6:51 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Aug 2, 2019 6:52 AM CST
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Tofi - I believe you have ID'ed my plant. Thank you so much ! I am giving you an acorn for being the first one to give me what looks like the correct ID.

Sally - Thank you also for confirming your belief that Tofi is correct with this ID. Thank You!
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Aug 2, 2019 6:56 AM CST
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Lin - Thank you for those links. I actually like this "weed" and am seriously thinking of transplanting it into a pot to continue to grow. It really has a wonderfully soft and very light texture. Thumbs up
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Aug 2, 2019 7:00 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Btw - mine might be Elegant Feather. But regardless, it may serve as an ornamental container plant in my yard. Grin
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