Plant ID forum: Should I remove this? -- Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

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Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
Region: West Virginia Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
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starbookworm
Jul 10, 2018 11:17 AM CST
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Wondering if I should remove this plant or not. I am new to this property and still working on identifying what's around. The deer are certainly eating it, but I'm not sure if it's worth keeping around as it seems to be very invasive. I am interested in keeping any wildflowers that have an edible or medicinal purpose. I'm not the greenest thumb and often forget to care properly for sensitive flowers. So far I have identified Chenopodium album, Trifolium pratense, Viola odorata, Verbascum, Hemerocallis, Plantago major, and Echinacea purpurea. Ornamentally I have Phlox stolonifera and some variety of Hosta.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2018 11:26 AM CST
Maybe Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) ? It's considered a weedy pest by many.

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 10, 2018 12:12 PM CST
I agree
ragweed , remove it Smiling
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all else is just existing.
Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
Region: West Virginia Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
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starbookworm
Jul 10, 2018 12:57 PM CST
Thank you such much everyone. That is most definitely Ragweed, and it's gonna go!
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