Plant ID forum: What is this plant?

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SW Florida 100 miles south of
davesami
Jun 26, 2018 2:07 PM CST
I have several wild flower gardens which I plant with seeds each fall. (I live in SW Florida) This plant? bush? whatever, came up with the spring flowers back in early March. I have never seen one before and it just keeps growing and growing. We have extremely hot weather here in summer and most wild flowers die down until fall. I do have some summer flowers also. This is the only plant of its kind in all of my gardens.

Back to the major question. What is this plant? I see no sign of flower buds yet but it grows strong, fast and healthy.

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jun 26, 2018 5:57 PM CST
I can't name it, but it grows here too,
Porkpal
SW Florida 100 miles south of
davesami
Jun 26, 2018 9:59 PM CST
porkpal said:I can't name it, but it grows here too,


Does it ever flower or anything??

Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jun 27, 2018 6:31 AM CST
I can't remember any flowers.
Porkpal
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purpleinopp
Jun 27, 2018 7:38 AM CST
Compare to Baccharis. This is the kind that I usually see.
Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia)
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SW Florida 100 miles south of
davesami
Jun 27, 2018 4:32 PM CST
Looks like maybe the Sea Myrtle. Attached is a pix of the leaves close up. Not sure if they are quite the same or not.


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greene
Jun 27, 2018 6:25 PM CST
I'm almost certain that @purpleinopp has the correct answer. This plant grows wild along the roadside here and blooms in the fall or winter. In the home garden, it would be considered (my most people) to be a weed.
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SW Florida 100 miles south of
davesami
Jun 27, 2018 11:26 PM CST
I don't think that is it either. It may well be a weed?? But, of 25 years gardening right here at my place, this is the first time I have had this plant show up.Since I plant seeds (from a well known source) if this plant came from one of those sowings there would have been more than one show up in the past few years.The purple inopp looks kind of scraggly. The plant I have has a large solid trunk with solid branches. I think, since it is not really bothering anything, I will let it grow through summer and fall and see if I ever get any blooms on it. Probably, by that time, at the rate it is growing, I will need a chain saw to cut it down!
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jun 28, 2018 6:32 AM CST
Good. I am curious to see what it is as I don't remember how the ones I see here mature,
Porkpal

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