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Plant Identification: What is this purple weed by my pond?

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Milton, WI

November 28, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9344916

What is this purple weed by my pond?

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Seattle, WA

November 28, 2012
7:04 PM

Post #9345056

Does this branch come from a relatively larger shrub or tree? The only I could think of is Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush). I am not sure if the 2nd image with those flowers look like buttonbush.

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Cottage Grove, OR
(Zone 8a)

November 28, 2012
10:45 PM

Post #9345147

Can you take a photo of the plant while it's still growing in the ground? Or at least fresh, like in a jar of water; hard to tell from photo if flowers were spherical or not when fresh. And how tall it grows.

One wild guess: Eclipta prostrata?

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