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Old 09-09-2014, 10:20 AM   #261
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Yes Native. Woodland Knotweed (Polygonum virginianum). Also called Jumpseed, when you touch the seed it explodes off the stem.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:49 AM   #262
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I don't believe it, but my Cow Slobber is still blooming!! I am glad I wrote down the date of the first blooms- 5 june. They've been going for more than three months.
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This is Rough Blazingstar. The bugs sure take to this one. The children saw four monarchs on one plant last week. By the time I got out, only one was seen. I need to get the interesting bug id'ed. It doesn't look like a beetle. I was watching one this morning and it had a long orange tongue.
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Some type of Goldenrod. We've had this little patch for three years. It's not spread, but only got a little bigger. I hope to get some seed to plant elsewhere.
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Oh, I was so miffed! The county mowed. My opinion is they have too much money. I understand when it is dry, like at harvest when all them big machines are coming by and they want to decrease the fire hazard. We are having spring rains right now. The longflower beeblossom that was there is a favorite for the hummingbirds around here. And they mowed down other natives. Sigh...

At least the mower cannot reach this. It looks like a native, but I am not sure what. I do not remember seeing it across the road before.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:56 PM   #263
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Yes Native. Woodland Knotweed (Polygonum virginianum). Also called Jumpseed, when you touch the seed it explodes off the stem.
oh cool. thank you rocker
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:58 PM   #264
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beautiful flowers BB
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:20 PM   #265
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aromatic aster, very pretty and not so tall as some asters. Perfect for along the front walk. Along with switchgrass and threadleaf coreopsis.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:17 AM   #266
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BB, the white flower is some sort of eupatorium, though I cannot at the moment remember which one.
Gloria, is aromatic aster aggressive for you? Here it attempts to take over the yard. (But I love it anyway.)
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:12 AM   #267
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Gloria, is aromatic aster aggressive for you? Here it attempts to take over the yard. (But I love it anyway.)

Where ever there is a bare space the aromatic aster will self seed readily. But the switchgrass has it under control. It was overwhelming the shorter panic grass so I am moving it out of that area. Most areas are planted densely enough to manage.

I like this thread, seeing and hearing about the gardening.
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Aromatic aster can take over here any time it likes(I guess I need to get some first). It's beautiful Gloria. The picture of your garden is beautiful too. I have several types of asters with the tiny white flowers on my property blooming now. I don't know if they are all native or not. I need to id them so I can eliminate the non natives if there are any.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:59 AM   #269
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I've a variety of asters that kept spreading in whichever beds I had them so I moved ALL of them into one to do their thang aaaaaall they wanted.
That's one more chore, I no longer need to do. Little by little, life in the garden's getting a little easier!
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:48 AM   #270
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I like the concept of the aster bed.
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