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Name: NancyB
Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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nben
Jul 25, 2016 7:28 PM CST
This massive plant -- about 5 ft tall, 3 ft wide -- has been thriving in one of my perennial beds. All season long, I have not been able for the life of me to figure out what it is. Which isn't surprising, given my memory these days. I've just left it there all season, and have been observing it and waiting to see if anything happens. But now I'm wondering if I'm growing a huge weed. Does anyone recognize this? You will not hurt my feelings if you say, "What kind of gardener are you? You're growing a weed!"
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jul 25, 2016 7:31 PM CST
Reminds me of Goldenrod. It's a native plant that can be weedy.

Here's a link to the general entry in the plant database. Goldenrods (Solidago)
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 25, 2016 8:49 PM CST
I agree with Goldenrod.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 25, 2016 9:33 PM CST
What kind of gardener are you? You're growing a weed! Smiling

Sorry, couldn't resist. Its looks like Goldenrod to me also.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 25, 2016 9:34 PM CST
Goldenrod is not wind pollinated so it don't affect allergies Thumbs up bees and other pollinators love it
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 26, 2016 2:37 AM CST
I love Goldenrod.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jul 26, 2016 5:44 AM CST
What kind of gardener doesn't grow weeds Confused
I agree with goldenrod, and it will be pretty when it blooms.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jul 26, 2016 5:57 AM CST
I love goldenrod as well Smiling
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Name: NancyB
Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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nben
Jul 26, 2016 8:30 AM CST
Thank you, all! It seems unanimous! Now I can't wait to see it bloom. Smiling
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