Plant ID forum: Help with ID please

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jul 19, 2014 9:15 PM CST
A friend posted this pic with the message, "Help please somebody who knows plants; what in blazes is this frightening apparition growing by the day?? It is over six feet tall...ugh!" Does anyone have any idea what it could be? Thank you.
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Ann

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jul 20, 2014 5:20 AM CST
Did your friend sow any Inula seeds such as Inula helenium?

http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/inulahele.html
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Calif_Sue
Jul 20, 2014 9:01 AM CST

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jul 20, 2014 9:45 AM CST
The full shot of Inula helenium certainly looks to match!


Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Jul 22, 2014 7:48 PM CST
My friend is not much of a gardener; so she didn't sow any seeds, but maybe birds did. I think we've established that it's some type of Inula. Thank you for your help. Unfortunately, I don't think it will live to flower. Her son was in town today and was planning to get rid of it.
Ann

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