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Plant Identification... help

Posted by kwgardens 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 16:57

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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RE: Plant Identification... help

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.

RE: Plant Identification... help

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

RE: Plant Identification... help

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

RE: Plant Identification... help

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

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