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Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9298820

Coming up as a weed in my bushes and roadsides...about 3 feet tall.

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9298844

I think it's Chrysanthemum leucanthemum - Oxeye Daisy. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum is a synonym for Leucanthemum vulgare, which is now the most widely accepted scientific name.
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9298847

I have Leucanthemum vulgare: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1903/

And this doesn't seem to be the same plant...the flowers are tiny tiny on the plant I'm referring to.
Jo_T
Somerville, MA

October 7, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9298914

it's an aster of some type. to identify which aster is it, you need to look at the leaf shape, stem arrangement, etc. here is a good guide for new england asters. http://www.nttlphoto.com/botany/asters-goldenrods/a&g_main.htm

i have seen the asters you depict in MA and in CT this weekend, so this guide should work.
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 7, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9298921

It's one of the many white, fall-blooming asters. At least they used to be asters; many of them have been moved to genus Symphyotrichum. Yours may be Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (but that is just a guess as there are many very similar species).
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9298927

Thanks! So far it looks like this one:
http://www.nttlphoto.com/botany/asters-goldenrods/Asters/Symphyotrichum/Lanceolatum-lanc/s_lanceolatum_v_lanc.htm

I still have to look through them all...
1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #9299045

False chamomille? Matricaria perforata or M. chamomilla?
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2012
7:13 PM

Post #9299067

The flowers do remind me of chamomille...but sure that's not it...leaves are all wrong.
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 7, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9299099

I'm pretty sure it's a Symphyotrichum (formerly Aster) sp. Years ago I remember helping a friend ID some plants for a course she was taking for fall semester. The plants samples had to be fresh and locally grown... so we ended up with more than one of the asters. It was a real pain to ID them, even with a detailed key book... had to note the plant's habitat, measure height/spread, etc. and then for the fun part... dissect the flowers and measure and count each part including petals/rays, pappus, etc. I wouldn't even attempt to ID an exact species from a single photo.

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juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2012
11:06 PM

Post #9299182

This time of year and those leaves and the bloom description say common name" Willow Aster". I have these and love them hanging over the Coneflower stalks, Pretty weed for an invasive ,Bees and Butterflies love it

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