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Old 12-19-2019, 08:25 PM   #1
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Can anyone help me ID this plant? It exploded in the late summer in a garden in NYC that I'm working on. The yard is filled with invasives, so I imagine this is one too. Does anyone know what this is?
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:43 PM   #2
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Hmmmm Forget me not?

Did you forget..... to include the photo?
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Old 12-22-2019, 01:44 PM   #3
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Here it is
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:08 PM   #4
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Evening primrose is my first thought. Gaura is another possibility.
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My deduction as well. Evening primrose!
That spreads VERY VERY aggressively by seed but is also highly scented and an attractant for the Evening visitors..... especially the Sphinx Moth
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Old 12-23-2019, 05:52 PM   #6
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Hmmm...looks like evening primrose. I think I will move those to a different location. I like Oenothera, but this is a weird spot for it.
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Fair warning.... It self seeds everywhere!!!!
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Hmmmm Forget me not?

Did you forget..... to include the photo?
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My first thought was evening primrose, too.

Although it may be agressive in a garden setting, I have been adding it to my field (which I am slowly smothering and planting with native grasses and wildflowers)...it doesn't seem to be spreading out of control in that setting.

Also, goldfinches are supposed to love the seeds.
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My first thought was evening primrose, too.

Although it may be agressive in a garden setting, I have been adding it to my field (which I am slowly smothering and planting with native grasses and wildflowers)...it doesn't seem to be spreading out of control in that setting.

Also, goldfinches are supposed to love the seeds.
Also the flowers are edible and delicious. I've eaten many for years and have a large patch of them that come up in the same spot each year. Shaded areas around this expansive spot keeps them from spreading, so they are not found in other areas of the yard.
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