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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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.
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.
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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 ?
(Angie, we were all novices once- good for you, stick around and be amazed at what you pick up)
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?
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.
It does look alot like Rudbeckia. I think I'll let them live. ;)