Plant ID forum: USA Zone 4b Mystery Plants

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Name: Jacob Hugart
Saint Paul, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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jhugart
Aug 2, 2020 11:13 AM CST
I am trying to identify a couple of plants. I'm in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Not a Butterfly Weed

This one I misidentified as Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa, when it was smaller, but the flowers don't seem to be correct. A plant identification app on my iPhone thinks it is weld, but the flowers aren't growing the right way. This is what it looked like when I found it:
Thumb of 2020-08-02/jhugart/140606

And this is what I see now. The flowers aren't right, and it has stretched up tall, doesn't look like a milkweed at all:
Thumb of 2020-08-02/jhugart/0b5650

It originally came back where I'd planted Butterfly Weed, but now I'm thinking it is some annual.

Flowers of Usual Size

This is a perennial that my wife planted when she got it as a gift from someone, but she isn't sure what it is:
Thumb of 2020-08-02/jhugart/6cddc4

Any help is appreciated.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 2, 2020 11:40 AM CST
I think the first one looks like horseweed.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 2, 2020 12:10 PM CST
The second is a Threadleaf Coreopsis.

Pull the Horseweed before all those seeds flutter away in the breeze.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Aug 2, 2020 12:19 PM CST
I agree, photo #1 looks like Horseweed (Erigeron canadensis)


#2 Maybe Prairie Tickseed (Coreopsis palmata)


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