Plant ID forum: My neighbor has three plants I would like to get an ID for

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Oct 11, 2014 9:17 AM CST
Here is the first one, it is about 3.5 feet tall.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Oct 11, 2014 5:38 PM CST
Look @ Baccharis and Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium. I get them visually confused...
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 11, 2014 6:13 PM CST

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It's a Eupatorium of some sort. I would guess Eupatorium album, but I'm not sure about the species.

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Oct 12, 2014 7:13 AM CST
I don't think it is Baccharis, any things to look for specifically to differentiate between Pseudognaphalium and Eupatorium album, just looking at the photos I am leaning toward Eupatorium album?
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 12, 2014 8:08 AM CST

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One of the most obvious differences is that Eupatoriums have opposite leaves while Pseudognaphaliums have alternate leaves.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Oct 12, 2014 10:26 AM CST
Thanks purpleinopp and KentPfeiffer,
looks like Eupatorium to me with opposite leaves.

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