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Old 06-28-2011, 12:01 PM   #11
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I've nooooo idea. If it's not spreading all over the place and it doesn't have stickles that prick and prod at you every time you move through it I'd let it stay.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:05 PM   #12
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I've nooooo idea. If it's not spreading all over the place and it doesn't have stickles that prick and prod at you every time you move through it I'd let it stay.

LOL. I made that up while mowing my paths.

It actually was spreading quite a bit and has prickles on the seedpods once they dry. I *think* I identified it as an invasive last year and began removing...but I saw a bumblebee using it and let this stand stand.
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It DID look prickly, that's why I mentioned it.
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I've seen it before but do not recall the name...Maybe I've yet to even come up with its name.
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Should it stay or should it go now?
Should it stay or should it go?
If it stays it could be trouble,
So should I pull it on the double?

Come on and let me know,
Should I pull it or let it grow?
Could be motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca):
Leonurus* cardiaca: UW-Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium: Plant Details Page
Invasive Plants of Wisconsin: Leonurus cardiaca; motherwort

If that looks like the plant you have, I'd try to find a native to replace it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:34 PM   #16
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Could be motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca):
Leonurus* cardiaca: UW-Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium: Plant Details Page
Invasive Plants of Wisconsin: Leonurus cardiaca; motherwort

If that looks like the plant you have, I'd try to find a native to replace it.
Yes, looks like you nailed it. That is what I have. Thanks, Cirsium.

I couldn't remember what it was, but I thought I'd determined that it was non-native last year or the year before that (I think). I had been removing it from around the base of a pussy willow, and did finally get some golden ragwort started there. Hopefully that will keep any seeds from the seedbank from germinating--at least in that spot. Now it is popping up in other areas.

When I saw a bumblebee making use of it for nectar, I decided to leave it...for now. I will have to get rid of it before it goes to seed. But, as you said, I'd like to REPLACE it with a native--something else that would provide nectar at the same time. Perhaps the butterfly weed that has begun blooming could work in that spot!
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I've seen it before but do not recall the name...Maybe I've yet to even come up with its name.
I think I came up with a name or ID, but I didn't commit it to memory.
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musical notes4 Should it stay or should it go now?

So, come on and let me know,
Should I pull it or let it grow?
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I can't say for certain, it is hard to tell from the photo, but this plant looks similar to the native Meehania cordata (creeping mint), but it could also be the aggressive non-native Lamiastrum galeobdolan.
There is also a Japanese species M.urticifolia which is larger.
The leaves of the native creeping mint are coarsely toothed and it blooms in spring so if it is blooming now that's not it.

Hers is a photo of Meehania cordata mixed in with carex and heuchera leaves.
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I can't say for certain..

The leaves of the native creeping mint are coarsely toothed and it blooms in spring so if it is blooming now that's not it...
Mine is blooming now. Thanks for the suggestions...since none of them seemed to pan out, I ended up pulling out one of my field guides to look up what I thought it might be: self-heal/heal-all (Prunella vulgaris). I couldn't remember if it was native or not. After looking it up, it appears to be native to Europe.

...It sure would be nice if more of what I found growing here was native--I have found several, but too few and far between.
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