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What's this plant? Weed or not?

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What's this plant? Weed or not?

Post  Nicola on 8/14/2014, 11:08 pm

This is growing in a back corner of my yard (not in my SFG), and I just let it grow, to see what it'll look like. Now it's very tall (6+feet), and flowering (which means I've let it set seed--yikes, if it is a weed!)


(Oops! This first one is sideways--the right side should be the bottom.)


Close up of some of the flowers.


This shows how & how many flowers grow.

Any ideas what it is? I've seen bumblebees flying around it, so that alone tells me it's a "good guy" plant. But do I really want to "encourage" it?
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Post  camprn on 8/14/2014, 11:27 pm

Nicola would you post photos again but use the middle line of code. These are thumbnails and I can't make the photos larger.

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Post  Nicola on 8/15/2014, 1:02 am

That is weird. I did use the middle line, and on my computer, they look normal-sized (maybe 3x4 inches.) But I'll try it again...
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Post  Nicola on 8/15/2014, 1:09 am

If I do the bottom one (the url choice) can these pics be clicked to be seen?

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/15/50/30/84/what_f13.jpg

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/15/50/30/84/what_f14.jpg

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/15/50/30/84/what_f15.jpg
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Post  sanderson on 8/15/2014, 2:43 am

Still thumbnail sized
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Post  Judy McConnell on 8/15/2014, 8:29 am

It looks like evening primrose to me - a wildflower, native to the US.
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/evening-primrose/yellow-evening-primrose-plant-wildflower-in-the-garden.htm
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Re: What's this plant? Weed or not?

Post  Nicola on 8/15/2014, 8:52 pm

Thanks, Judy, but it's not. Evening primrose, I found, is a short plant, and this one's taller than I am. Plus, the flowers aren't limited to evening bloom-time.  My little mystery continues...
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Re: What's this plant? Weed or not?

Post  Windmere on 8/16/2014, 1:17 am

Hi Nicola,

It might be a wingleaf primrose.  It looks very similar.... however... this is supposed to be about 4.5 ft tall.  Take a look though:



You can read more specifics here:

http://thegrowspot.com/know/f7/all-about-wingleaf-primrose-willow-29261.html
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