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My first post! Can anyone identify this plant?

Balfour, NC

Its growing on its own around the neighborhood. I imagine its going to flower...? I live in the Blue Ridge foothills outside of Hendersonville, NC 28791

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Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I do not know the name of your plant, but this link may be useful to you...Welcome to DG.


Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

Looks like the flowers will be open in a few days. Posting a photo or two of the open flowers will greatly reduce the guess work in identifying your plant.

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

Look like a Purple Sanicle or Shoe Buttons - Sanicula bipinnatifida a member of Apiaceae ( parsley/carot family). Ecology: Open grassland, often serpentine, or pine/oak woodland.

This species is restricted to the west coast, if you had taken your picture in NC, it's not a match, in that case, for me it look like an Apiaceae but not an other Sanicula sp. for sure.

You can check the drawing plate at: http://plantgenera.org/ILLUSTRATIONS_HD/57364.jpg
For me it's quite similar.


Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

I did a quick Google search and it appears that Sanicula bipinnatifida is a west coast native.

The plant pictured looks like a Packera sp. Packera aurea is fairly common and starts to flower this time of year. http://www.ncwildflower.org/index.php/plants/details/senecio-aureus-packera-aurea/

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

Yes, you are right Tom !

Victoria, BC(Zone 8b)

If you can please mark this thread as solved, that would be awesome!

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