Plant Identification... help

kwgardens(5)March 17, 2013

Can anyone tell me what this is? It started growing in the fall, and has stayed green all winter. From 0 degrees to 10. It has not flowered yet. Leaves are 1 to 1 1/2 foot long. If it is a weed, I want to get rid of it before the spring. Thanks

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Not too sure about the weed, but it looks like you have some type of small thistle on the left (and on the right? kinda fuzzy) that sure needs to go.
hortster

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 4:50PM
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jeanne

That is Oenothera biennis, Evening Primrose. there is a good picture of the basal rosette at the link, scroll down to "first year rosette".

Here is a link that might be useful: Minnesota Wildflowers

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 2:04AM
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kwgardens(5)

Thanks so much Jeanne! Thats the one! I've never seen a leafed plant like that stay green all winter. Thanks for your help, Dave

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 9:10AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

It's one of the plantains. And yes, it's a weed. Remove it before it sets seed.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 8:54PM
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