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Can someone identify this weed?

Posted by rosemary_ny z5NY (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 9, 13 at 18:58

This weed is plentiful around the Syracuse NY area, where I live. The leaves appear in late spring and are sort of lance or arrowhead shaped.
The flowers appear around June and July. They are quite pretty. Each stem is about 20" tall and has small bell shaped blue flowers with 5 small petals. It travels by underground roots. When you pull it, you think you have the root, but you don't. The largest part of the root goes quite a bit deeper.
People seem to like it and I see it growing in gardens by permission, but I don't like it - it can become quite a nuisance.
Here is a picture of the flower.

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RE: Can someone identify this weed?

Don't know for certain, but perhaps lady bells, Adenophora.

For me here in Oregon, it traveled underground and self-seeded prolifically. Took me a while, but I finally got rid of all of it. Would have kept it if better behaved.

RE: Can someone identify this weed?

That could be it. Sounds like it. I consider it a weed, but I guess it is a pretty weed.

Thank you for your reply.

RE: Can someone identify this weed?

check this out.

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