Plant ID forum: plant names

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Name: Ian
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Aug 18, 2016 9:44 AM CST
Hi, I am trying to identify these 2 plants, any help will be appreciated, they were growing on the side

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of the road
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Aug 18, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Welcome to NGA, @idn !

I don't recognize the plant in the first photo; the 2nd one looks to me like an evening primrose (Oenothera). There are a lot of people here that are much better at identifying plants than I am, so I'm sure you'll be getting more replies soon Smiling

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Aug 18, 2016 12:54 PM CST
I'm going to guess Silphium on the first one.

Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Aug 18, 2016 1:51 PM CST
Look at Inula species, like Inula helenium.

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