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Old 05-17-2016, 05:34 PM   #1
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I need to start keeping a journal, because I can't remember if this is something that I planted. I think that it is tall bellflower in its second year, but it looks somewhat similar to a plant growing out back with longer brighter leaves that I always assumed was a tenacious weed (Id on that would be helpful too)! I am posting from my iPad and a I think that it will only let me do one photo at a time, so the first photo should be the suspected bellflower.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:36 PM   #2
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The suspected weed from the backyard.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:24 AM   #3
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So I have it IDed as creeping bellflower- joy! This is the first year since we've moved in since 2012 that I haven't weeded it ASAP, so I'm hoping that another year or two will starve out the root system. Otherwise it has remained pretty contained to this raised bed, and I'm not opposed to digging everything out if it doesn't settle down.
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Congratulations on a native volunteer and not an alien invader.
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I have only seen that once in the wild--well, perhaps I passed them many times when they were not in bloom.
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