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Upper Midwest Gardening: coneflower(?) in a clump of daisies

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Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 18, 2009
7:53 PM

Post #6566075

I noticed on my rounds this morning that what appears to be a coneflower (or some such) seems to be sprouting up in the middle of a clump of what I believe are daisies (I transplanted them from my dad's garden last summer). Should I try to separate them and put the coneflower somewhere else or leave it be and see what happens?

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Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2009
12:27 PM

Post #6569278

I think I would leave it... just see what it looks like when they are both blooming.
Portage, WI
(Zone 4b)

May 20, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #6572604

I'm not so sure it's a coneflower. The cupped stem leads me to beleive it is plantain (plantago spp). I'd leave it a few weeks to be sure, and eliminate before it flowers if it is a weed.
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2009
7:17 PM

Post #6575384

Ok, thanks for the tip. I'll keep an eye on it . . .

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