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Post  jimmy cee on 9/26/2015, 9:04 am

I'd sure like to know what this plant it. Don't recall planting it, I usualy place stickers with mine. Deer like it, I've never seen any around here before...and I really don't want to remove it..looks as if it could turn out to be a really nice item.




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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/26/2015, 10:41 pm

I have tried to find it on Google Images, and I am coming up empty, Jimmy. It looks like it is supposed to be there, LOL! At first I thought St. John's Wort, but I don't think the flowers are right.

Mystery plant is right. Maybe someone else will know what this flora is!
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Post  sanderson on 9/27/2015, 2:46 am

It looks very much like a poisonous plant we discussed a couple years ago.  Can't remember it's name or the thread.  I hope not.  Will try to dig around.

Dug around - can't find it.

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Post  jimmy cee on 9/27/2015, 7:45 am

I have a booklet on Pennsylvania native plants, checking through googles images and haven't come up with anything yet.
I will when I find out make a note of what is is / was .
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Post  greatgranny on 9/28/2015, 10:47 am

jimmy cee wrote:I have a booklet on Pennsylvania native plants, checking through googles images and haven't come up with anything yet.
I will when I find out make a note of what is is / was .
I looked in my Minnesota native plants book and could not find this either.  It looks so familiar.  Is it like a vine?
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/28/2015, 8:33 pm

Maybe it's a foreign invasive species and you are the point zero.
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Post  mollyhespra on 9/28/2015, 10:15 pm

Jimmy, can you get a close-up picture of one of the flowers? I can't make them out & I have a handy-dandy plant ID book that might help, but I need to get a good look at the flowers.
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Post  jimmy cee on 9/28/2015, 10:41 pm

I have Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.
IDs Wildflowers, Flowering Shrubs, and Vines of Northeastern and North Central North America.
According to how I interpret this flower, it is indistinguishable.
Flower is Toothed edged and it should be in the wildflower category.
I recall planting a butterfly weed there, however I thought I took it out because of not growing, that was last June and I don't remember
A vine ? no can't be that, it's growing and has many sections .
The flower is yellowish and I don't know if it is just immature, or weather has slowed growth down.
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Post  sanderson on 9/29/2015, 2:32 am

Point zero! Razz Green sawtooth leaves, red stems, yellow flowers. It's an anomaly.

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Post  jimmy cee on 9/29/2015, 11:11 am

I may have found it, looks very much like the one growing in my yard...( swamp begger-ticks) An endangered plant according to PAs web site. Will investigate further. what do you think?
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 9/29/2015, 11:53 am

Jimmy, I'd run it by your local extension service folks...
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Post  greatgranny on 9/29/2015, 1:15 pm

jimmy cee wrote:I may have found it, looks very much like the one growing in my yard...( swamp begger-ticks) An endangered plant according to PAs web site. Will investigate further. what do you think?
I think you are correct.  Wish it was a plant in my area.  I like it.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/29/2015, 5:54 pm

Looks like a match to me, Jimmy. Cool, you have an endangered plant to nurture!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/29/2015, 6:02 pm

It is an annual that re-seeds:

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/wetland/plants/sw_beggartk.html

Aster species.....
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Post  jimmy cee on 9/29/2015, 10:23 pm

AtlantaMarie wrote:Jimmy, I'd run it by your local extension service folks...
I've been considering this Marie, especially now that they are only 2 blocks away from me.
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Post  jimmy cee on 9/30/2015, 10:13 pm

Took a picture down to PA. States Ag office today and the agent verified.  Swamp Begger Tick Plant. He told me it's
not a rare plant locally.
I'm just happy I found it before it passed on. It is an annual so maybe seeds will develop next season, thanks for all your help.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/30/2015, 10:19 pm

I think it is fun to figure out everyone's mystery plants/pests....and have gotten invaluable advice myself on same!
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Post  sanderson on 10/1/2015, 1:02 pm

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