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iowhen

iowhen
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2013
11:27 AM

Post #9667127

This has sprung up in a few areas within the last month. It has reddish stems, and has stayed low to the ground. At first I thought it might be echinacea. The leaf stems are reddish. I don't see a central stem.

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bitinf
Bologna
Italy

September 23, 2013
3:52 AM

Post #9667698

I'd like to recommend a good website for you, which is a professional site for animals/plants/fungi identification.
www.picask.net
Hope it helps.

Angie12345

Angie12345
Melbourne
Australia

September 23, 2013
4:02 AM

Post #9667705

Spinach ??

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2013
6:22 AM

Post #9667833

Dock?

iowhen

iowhen
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9667853

It's not spinach. The leaves are very large, if you can see next to the chain-link, they are each about 4-6" long. It may be a type of dock I am not familiar with.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2013
7:22 AM

Post #9667875

It looks more like the echinacea I can compare to in my yard, than the large wild dock. Reddish petioles/ leaf stems made me think of dock, but mine has reddish main veins and green petioles.

"We" have a pretty good track record, but let us know if the other site works well for you.

Angie12345

Angie12345
Melbourne
Australia

September 23, 2013
6:06 PM

Post #9668354

I had to Google "Dock" as being a novice gardener, I had never heard of it before. I have changed my vote from Spinach to Dock, but curious to know what the roots are like ?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2013
6:51 PM

Post #9668378

(Angie, we were all novices once- good for you, stick around and be amazed at what you pick up)

Angie12345

Angie12345
Melbourne
Australia

September 23, 2013
8:47 PM

Post #9668496

Thanx Sally, will do !! I love dg !!!

iowhen

iowhen
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9668741

I haven't checked roots - good call. The stems are now turning brownish, and I noticed the leaves have a fuzzy, almost velcro underside. I think that rules out dock, but may rule in rudbeckia?

2gardenkate

2gardenkate
Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2013
11:24 AM

Post #9669939

The leaves look like the Rudbeckia fulgida, orange coneflower, that I started this past spring. Could also be, as Sallyg said, Echinacia. I'll try to get a photo of my plants and post it later.

2gardenkate

2gardenkate
Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2013
8:49 AM

Post #9670701

Photo of Rudbeckia fulgida leaves. Plants started in spring 2013.

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iowhen

iowhen
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2013
6:05 PM

Post #9671092

It does look alot like Rudbeckia. I think I'll let them live. ;)

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