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Hi! I'm fairly new here and I was wondering if there is a place on this forum for plant identification. I come across some things that get my curiosity up and this is one of them. If there is a better place to post this please let me know. Thanks!



 
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I know the stuff in the background it is clover, LOL.

The plant that you are actually asking about might be some type of milkweed
 
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Hi Darren, I added your post to the plants section.
 
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S Bengi wrote:I know the stuff in the background it is clover, LOL.

The plant that you are actually asking about might be some type of milkweed



I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip.
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Hi Darren, I added your post to the plants section.



Thanks, I just have to find it now. There's a lot of cool sections on this forum. I'll have to check it out more.
 
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Is there more of it around? Can you pull it up carefully and take a photo of the root, or just describe the root? It makes me think maybe goldenrod or an aster of some sort
 
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Matu Collins wrote:Is there more of it around? Can you pull it up carefully and take a photo of the root, or just describe the root? It makes me think maybe goldenrod or an aster of some sort



Sorry, but there is just the one. I don't think it is goldenrod, at least not the type that I am used to seeing. What doesn't help is that I have been throwing a lot of different seeds in this area...mostly wild edible or other useful plants and some I've gotten on a seed exchange. Read that it might not be native (don't tell anyone).

The one clue that may help is that it started off with a single Easter Egg yellow flower with 4 petals (if I remember correctly) that turned this reddish-orangy look. Also, I just noticed that the first flower turned into this elongated seed pod and that this is its second attempt. This leads me to believe that it might, just maybe, be a mustard of some type but I don't think it is. Unfortunately I didn't count the stamen. That pod is centered on my index finger in the picture.

The latest path on my quest for identification has me thinking it might be some type of primrose Ludwigia sumpinornuther but I am really at a loss on this one.

Thanks for your help!
 
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Oh, I didn't see the flower! That changes everything. I don't know what it is!
 
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