Plant ID forum: Perennial

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Apr 21, 2016 4:19 PM CST

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Aster or golden rod?
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 21, 2016 4:29 PM CST
Is the choice just between those two?

To my eyes it looks like some type of Ruellia/Wild Petunia. Maybe R. strepens? R. caroliniensis?
(These are guesses.)
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zofi
Apr 21, 2016 4:38 PM CST
Maybe aster - Symphyotrichum I tip my hat to you.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Apr 21, 2016 5:41 PM CST
It could be something else. I cleared an area earlier this spring and this is coming up all over. Those are just the two I remember last fall. We moved in last July.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 21, 2016 6:26 PM CST

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It's a goldenrod. Hard to say which species at this point. It appears to be one of the rhizomatous species, but that doesn't narrow the possibilities much.
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zofi
Apr 21, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Solidago has a light and delicate leaves, more hairy, long and narrow tip
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 21, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Penstemon?
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Apr 22, 2016 7:22 AM CST
The leaves on the plant in question are alternately arranged. Penstemon leaves are opposite.

I still go with a goldenrod species, but for me, it's too early to tell for sure.



Name: Meredith
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Meredith79
Jun 15, 2016 10:03 AM CST
I think it is Golden Rod as well. I have them show up all over my gardens here. I learned by leaving them to flower what the young foliage looks like. Once they get their roots under your other perennials you will be fighting them forever so if you don't want them where they are get them out quick!

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