Doesn't look like the leaf of any Chrysanthemum I've ever seen. What is it?
The tag said "Chrysanthemum."
some do, yes
Lol, I can't see any teeth there, just hairs. It must be my eyes. Getting old sucks, but it could be worse....
oh sorry we cross posted, I was responding to Mary about the red stems
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.
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.
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.
No, not much....but I really didn't want Goldenrod. Guess I'll enjoy it for a little while.
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.
great for bees and wasps of all kinds too. Mine is in full bloom now
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)?
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!
For me it does not self seed (although it must have when I first got it) but it DOES have rhizomes that spread.
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.
Yeah, I'm thinking this one's going to get enjoyed through its first bloom season and then it's over.