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Is this an Echinacea seedling?

Posted by crazydaisy_68 Zone 3a (My Page) on
Wed, May 3, 06 at 13:02

As I was out this morning taking pics of the tulips I noticed this seedling. I was just about to rip it out thinking it was a weed but then I noticed that there was nothing else around that looked like this and placement wise it looks "planted".

So.... just as I was typing this post I wondered if it was maybe Echinacea purpurea by any chance???? I did plant some last year that I had WS and then promptly "lost it" --- it sorta dissappeared on me. Hmmmmm..... maybe it came back ????? LOL

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RE: Is this an Echinacea seedling?

I would say it is your echinacea.

This picture is one I took a few minutes ago of my double decker echinacea. Notice the similarity of the leaves of yours to mine.

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RE: Is this an Echinacea seedling?

  • Posted by savona z2bBCCanada (My Page) on
    Wed, May 3, 06 at 17:21

It looks like my prima donna echinacea I started earlier this year..the leaves on mine aren't as serrated but the veining on the leaves looks the same..as soon as my camera batteries charge up I will take a picture..savona


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RE: Is this an Echinacea seedling?

Whoo-hoo! I'm definately glad I didn't rip it out! :)

Ang


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  • Posted by savona z2bBCCanada (My Page) on
    Thu, May 4, 06 at 13:48

These are my echinacea Prima Donna Rose..savona
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RE: Is this an Echinacea seedling?

I'm pretty sure it's a weed. I did the same thing last year and it wasn't echinacea, but I never figured out what it was! It does look similar to echinacea, but if you look carefully the leaves on the wees are turned under a bit on the end and Echinacea are cupped up if that makes sense. And the weed leaves are a bit softer than echinacea. Leave it if you like, but it is hard to pull out when you want to- and I got a bunch more this year! =)


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RE: Is this an Echinacea seedling?

Once it matures and flowers Ang should know if it is or is not an echinacea. If it is not and it is a weed and it is as hard to pull out as you mentioned it could be...just use roundup then to kill it.

Brenda (who has spot killed a lot of plants this year already with roundup on our acreage)


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RE: Is this an Echinacea seedling?

  • Posted by dannie 3b NWO Canada (My Page) on
    Sat, May 6, 06 at 20:30

I also believe it is a weed. I have tons of that stuff growing in the north west corner of my yard and I spend all summer yanking it out. It seems to sprout overnight. Echinacea leaves are smooth and those are sort of fuzzy feeling.

Danni


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RE: Is this an Echinacea seedling?

Thanks... I will be removing it shortly! I just noticed some along the edge of the sidewalk last night and I compared the leaves. Yup, the same. Oh well, it was a nice thought that it could be my returning echinacea ;)

Ang


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