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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Unfriendly-looking unknown

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9220936

Had this plant of questionable charachter volunteer in one of my pots.

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9220946

Gotta be one of those Prenanthes sp. that you couldn't ID before...

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9220971

VV - I can't believe it. Check out this link, 6th photo down. http://ontariowildflowers.com/main/species.php?id=528 What was the giveaway? Alternate leaves? You deserve some chocolate truffles, even if you got lucky while yanking my chain. It may well be Prenanthes altissima, but I'll leave this up a while to see if there are any added comments.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2012
8:01 PM

Post #9221006

Blind pig...turnip...or truffles.

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9234574

Well, the mystery plant has bloomed and illustrated the point that relying on foliage alone for an ID can lead one astray. It definately is NOT a Prenanthes and Viburnum Valley has to give back the chocolate truffles unless he can redeem himself.

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June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

August 8, 2012
2:02 PM

Post #9234598

It looks a lot like Lapsana communis, a weed from Europe. I'm not going to mention the common name, in case I upset anyone.
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



August 8, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9234678

It looks to me like a Sow Thistle, Sonchus oleraceus: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/14496/

Ken
fixpix
Oradea
Romania

August 9, 2012
12:35 AM

Post #9235188

We weed indeed, and yes, quite common here in Europe :)

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 9, 2012
1:12 AM

Post #9235194

It looks like the common Sowthistle that grows around here.

http://www.hear.org/starr/images/species/?q=sonchus oleraceus&o=plants

This message was edited Aug 8, 2012 10:14 PM

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 9, 2012
4:18 AM

Post #9235270

Thanks everyone!

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