Weed or not?

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Old 06-02-06, 10:27 PM
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Weed or not?

Can someone tell me if this is a weed or not? It's about three and a half feet tall already. The people that lived here before were into "wildflowers". A lot of their flowers I wouldn't consider flowers so I don't know what this is.

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Old 06-03-06, 09:39 AM
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I have that growing in my garden and I think it's coneflower - Echinacea. There are different varieties, but the purple coneflower is very popular. Great wildflower. I leave the seedheads on for the winter and the birds like to eat the seeds.
http://www.mcc.edu/images/program/co...er-closeup.jpg

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Old 06-04-06, 11:05 AM
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except for creeping charlies! How do I get rid of those permanently?
 
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Old 06-04-06, 11:19 AM
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Hi Nicholeina,

You could try this.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/info-u/plants/BG522.html

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Looks like an Aster to me. Not a weed. Definitely not Echinacea either.
 
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Old 06-06-06, 09:50 AM
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Could be daisies. I'll post a picture up when I get a chance. My dad's daisies look like that especially how the leaves are "pokey" like that. In any case, wait for a flower to pop up!

Here they are:





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Old 06-06-06, 10:44 AM
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Since they are already 3 1/2' tall I also considered these, but the leaves you have are very serrated:

New York Aster:
http://www.hylabrookfarm.com/images/...crophyllus.jpg
http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/wildf...1fa_aster.html

New England Aster:
http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/aste-nova
http://www.stagespondnaturepreserve....nd%20Aster.jpg

Boltonia:
http://www.saundersbrothers.com/Catalog/JPGS/Perennials/Boltonia%20'Nana'%20SBI2004.JPG
http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeIma...e2_002_ahp.jpg

Please post a pic when they bloom. That would be most helpful.
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