Aurora, CO(Zone 5b)

These are some of the plants that I rescued from a garden scrape, and some of them have just matured and/or started blooming. Some of them may not bloom at all this year, but it was from an overgrown garden whose owner said that she would just grab seeds and throw them all over her back yard. It actually looked very nice before she decided to plow it under.

#1 Started out smaller, and now had grown this big and doesn't seem to be doing anything else. About 1.5 round and 4-6" tall. More prostrate.
#2 there are three that are the same plant (this one and 4 & 5). At first I thought it was a poppy that I planted, but then it grew more and the leaves look like this. Fairly large and furry.
#3 is the same plant as #1 with some lemon balm, part of a hollyhock, columbine, oregano, alyssum, a daisy seed head, and some other misc. (looks like I found some more bindweed too)
#4 same plant as #2 zoomed out, with more of the random mix of plants surrounding it...and I think some snow on the mountain(Aegopodium 'Variegatum') as well.
#5 underside of the leaf of the plant in #2 & #4. (And more bindweed to pull! I'm going crazy with that stuff!!!)

**edited to indicate the right picture numbers--not sure how they got switched when it uploaded.

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

The first plant looks rather like the first year rosette of houndstongue, Cynoglossum officinale, a common invasive weed.

Aurora, CO(Zone 5b)

I agree houndstongue looks like this plant, and the two year life cycle fits as I can't see it doing anything else this year other than a rosette, unless of course it's growth was altered because of the transplant mid summer. The leaves are not hairy or rough though, they feel more smooth and bubbly. The second plant with the serrated edged leaves is hairy and rough, almost like a hollyhock, but not quite as 'itchy'. It is also in a rosette....

"Houndstongue is a non-native biennial (two year life cycle) which grows 1 1/2 to 3 feet tall. This nasty weed is native to Europe. It forms a rosette (a disk of foliage) the first year (leaves near the ground in a circle with no visible stem). The heavy, tongued shaped leaves alternate up the stem and are about 4 to 12 inches long. The leaves are hairy and rough and feel like a dog's tongue, and that's how it acquired it's name."

Aurora, CO(Zone 5b)

The plant in 2, 4, and 5 have a bloom but it hasn't done any more than this for a week or two and we've been getting some light dustings of snow. If it does any more I will take more pics. Thanks!

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Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

black eyed susan?

Aurora, CO(Zone 5b)

The leaves look correct, as long as the plant itself is about as big as a serving platter and a foot to two feet tall, that's probably it. I'm still looking fire my echinacea purpea to come up but I haven't seen it at all.

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

In the two above photos one can see a variegated plant. This looks like Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum', Goutweed. Be advised that at least in this part of the country it is horribly invasive and difficult to eradicate.



Cottage Grove, OR(Zone 8a)

#1 & 5 (edit: I meant #1 & 3) look like a puckered version of evening primrose (Oenothera). Could it be?

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Aurora, CO(Zone 5b)

Greenthumb that plant is indeed "snow on the mountain". I have been keeping an eye on it and so far it's playing nice, not sure what it acts like here but I've heard horror stories from other regions.

Aurora, CO(Zone 5b)

1&3 are the same plant and they don't look like my other primrose...more prostrate.

Cottage Grove, OR(Zone 8a)

Oops! I meant # 1 & 3. Is your other primrose an evening-primrose, or a Primula?

I checked ours today, and some of them have puckery leaves, too.

Aurora, CO(Zone 5b)

Yeah it's evening primrose but is erect and much smaller leaves. Also not in a rosette like this plant. I think I will probably have to wait until next year to get an I'd on this one. I actually have 6 or 7 of these in my three beds...hopefully they turn out to be something worthwhile.

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