Plant ID forum: Unknown Plant

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Chicago, Illinois
rhino57
Jan 6, 2018 8:59 AM CST
Found growing in Prairie style garden in Chicago. Photo taken in July

Thanks for any help!


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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jan 7, 2018 7:59 PM CST
Is there a hint of a flower bud on one of those tips?
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jan 8, 2018 8:33 AM CST
It looks like a type of Ironweed, Vernonia ssp. but not sure. Smiling
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jan 8, 2018 9:16 AM CST
It does resemble Ironweed (Vernonia). Here are a few for comparison:
Ironweed (Vernonia missurica)

Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)
http://www.illinoiswildflowers...
http://vplants.org/portal/taxa...
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Leftwood
Jan 9, 2018 11:46 AM CST
Vernonia leaves have acute or acuminate bases, not rounded or cordate (as the pic shows), so cannot be vernonia.
http://www2.palomar.edu/users/...

I am thinking Prunus (virginiana?), or possibly apple.
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Jan 9, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Does this look like your plant?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=...

Thank you in advance for letting me post a link, my computer forces downloads on my device to put them in a forum.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 9, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Laurie, your link leads to a link. I didn't follow it.

My first thought was some sort of tree growing back from a stump.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
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Leftwood
Jan 9, 2018 4:06 PM CST
One can always google the base address to see what it is without going there - co.stevens.wa.us

the link shows clary sage, which it can't be because sage has oppositely arrange leaves, and the pic here has alternately arranged leaves.

Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Jan 9, 2018 4:32 PM CST
My initial thought was that it's a tree. Prunus virginiana?

Edited to add: Looks like I need to pay closer attention to other people's posts!!! Sorry!
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jan 9, 2018 5:09 PM CST
Just guessing, could it be Rumex? https://www.wildflower.org/gal...
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 9, 2018 5:51 PM CST
Now that Daisy mentioned it, It does look like regrowth of a tree to me.
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Jan 9, 2018 11:48 PM CST
DaisyI said:Laurie, your link leads to a link. I didn't follow it.

My first thought was some sort of tree growing back from a stump.


Oh well, that was not what I wanted to have happen at all. Sorry all . I guess I cannot get around downloading them to my drive. Thank you for letting me know Daisyl.

Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 10, 2018 5:34 AM CST
Firespike (Thyrsacanthus tubaeformis) im pretty sure
Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 10, 2018 5:35 AM CST
Acanthaceae for sure if not
Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 10, 2018 7:55 AM CST
it kinda screams Amaranthus aswell so i dunno lol
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
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Leftwood
Jan 10, 2018 10:25 AM CST
I don't think you will find the sub-tropical Thyrsacanthus tubaeformis growing outdoors in Chicagoland. LOL. Anyway, I think all Acanthaceae members have opposite leaves, not alternate.

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