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Plant ID please?

Posted by lindacatherine New England (My Page) on
Wed, May 23, 12 at 9:34

I recently bought a house and the previous owner was a landscaper. These are growing at the corner of my driveway. They are no where else in the yard, and are getting quite tall...almost 3 feet now. Anyone know what they are?

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RE: Plant ID please?

That might be Artemisia. Rub the plant with your fingers and then smell them - Artemisia smells rather strongly. Two of the common names are wormwood and mugwort.


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RE: Plant ID please?

Hmm, I have a feeling it's probably ragweed. Good thing I'm not allergic :)


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RE: Plant ID please?

Nope, I know ragweed, I don't think that is it.


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RE: Plant ID please?

I agree with Artmesia as a likely candidate. They are common weeds of disturbed habitats. The flowers are small and greenish, but if you eventually get something more interested post another picture.


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RE: Plant ID please?

Your plants strike me as an artemisia as well.

Some pictures of yomogi (Artemisia princeps) seem a pretty close match and others don't. Seems to be quite a bit a variety in the yomogi leaf shape but that may be because there are different varieties grown (perhaps?) since this is an herb/food plant in Japan. The plant would be hardy in most of new england since its hardy through zone 4. Not sure....but it may be one to check out and compare to.

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: google images


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RE: Plant ID please?

If that were growing here, I'd say it was Artemisa vulgaris.

Here is a link that might be useful: A. vulgaris


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