can't even find a photo

bobinatorSeptember 9, 2013

I'm trying to ID a plant (I'm assuming it's a weed) that I see when out driving on the highways in Saskatchewan and Alberta. I'm near Saskatoon.

It grows mostly at the edges of sloughs. It's taller than the surrounding plants and reddish....sort of a browny red.

I've searched prairie weeds, added the word slough...various types of searches and I can't even find a photo of the darn thing.

I know this is fairly vague, but any help would be appreciated.

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Is it the flower that's browny red? General shape of the flower? Any guess at how tall? It could be a eupatorium.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 11:43AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

If possible, please post an image of the plant you see.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 3:56PM
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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Shooting from the hip, you might compare it to curly dock, Rumex crispus.


    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 1:50PM
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Yes, I thought Dock too. Could you stop the car and get a picture?

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 2:25PM
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I've only seen it at a distance and it could be that rumex cripus.
thanks for the help!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 8:59PM
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