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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

April 23, 2013
9:12 PM

Post #9495171

Doesn't look like the leaf of any Chrysanthemum I've ever seen. What is it?

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fixpix
Oradea
Romania

April 24, 2013
3:49 AM

Post #9495296

Some Ruellia?

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2013
4:10 AM

Post #9495301

Or maybe a Phlox?
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9495329

It looks like my tropical milkweed plants.
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9495462

Is there white sap if you tear a leaf?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2013
6:56 AM

Post #9495470

Looks like Milkweed to me

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

April 24, 2013
7:27 AM

Post #9495511

Does Milkweed have a deep red stem?

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9495515

The only thing that makes me wonder if it is milkweed is that the leaves appear to be slightly dentate, or notched. Is that just my eyes? Otherwise I would agree.
This is Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed) foliage that I have. Younger yes, but nary a notch.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2013
7:34 AM

Post #9495517

some do, yes

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/289151/

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9495553

Lol, I can't see any teeth there, just hairs. It must be my eyes. Getting old sucks, but it could be worse...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2013
8:32 AM

Post #9495568

oh sorry we cross posted, I was responding to Mary about the red stems

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2013
8:35 AM

Post #9495570

Asclepias incarnata has red stems.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

April 24, 2013
11:16 AM

Post #9495715

The leaves are slightly notched. They are rough but not hairy. Stem is smooth. I broke off a leaf at the stem and then tore the leaf into -- no sap in either place and no smell.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2013
1:05 PM

Post #9495793

Ruellia and Milkweeds both have opposite leaves; the ID plant does not.
Does not look like a CHrysanthemum to me either. I'm thinking the original plant died and the pot was invaded.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

September 22, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9667313

Well, here's the update, for all of you who help me with this back in the Spring. It's finally started to bud.

Goldenrod, right?

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

September 22, 2013
5:12 PM

Post #9667392

Yes.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

September 22, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9667401

Ah, thank you!
Windy
Belleville , IL
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2013
5:55 PM

Post #9667433

Goledenrod is pretty. I have seen pots with just weeds in them at nursuries. Someone should have recognized it was not what the tag said and not charged you for it. Hope you didn't pay much for it.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

September 22, 2013
6:00 PM

Post #9667440

No, not much...but I really didn't want Goldenrod. Guess I'll enjoy it for a little while.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2013
4:23 AM

Post #9667711

Butterflies love goldenrod - I'd keep it in an out-of-the-way space and enjoy the butterflies. I grow a little patch just for them.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9667818

great for bees and wasps of all kinds too. Mine is in full bloom now

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

September 23, 2013
7:37 AM

Post #9667886

I thought Goldenrod was a prolific self-seeder. I really don't want this stuff popping up everywhere. Any suggestions (other than pull it out)?
greene33
Vernonburg, GA

September 23, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9667906

Goldenrod leaves can be dried to make tea.
Also, dogs love to eat the leaves straight off the plant.
If you don't want it to re-seed, just dead-head it.
If you really don't want it - I can give you my address!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2013
7:00 PM

Post #9668395

For me it does not self seed (although it must have when I first got it) but it DOES have rhizomes that spread.

rastgurlz1

rastgurlz1
Cohoes, NY

September 23, 2013
7:13 PM

Post #9668409

This plant is on every street here in upstate ny. Right now you can not drive down any road near my house and not see it. It is very pretty, but it must spread like wildfire because it is literally everywhere.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

September 23, 2013
8:08 PM

Post #9668461

Yeah, I'm thinking this one's going to get enjoyed through its first bloom season and then it's over.

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