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Date Photo Taken: May 23th, 2011
Location: Lake Lanier, Dawsonville, GA
Posted By: H2oBubbls


This plant has shown up all over my yard this year. The average plant growing is about 2 1/2 foot high. Unusual fragrance when I roll up leaves in hand. I planted many seeds last year, not sure if these just decided to grow now? Considering they need no help from me to flourish, they are a no-brainer plant. If they can be eaten or smoked, I could feed the neighborhood or retire…. Please help with the ID!


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Wow,I’ve been hoping someone would recognize this one! No luck yet. Your photos are great but maybe some more detail would help. Are the leaves fuzzy, top, bottom, all over? Are the stems square, round, three sided? Is it firmly rooted, or easy to pull up? What color is the base of the stem, stalk? Is the stem hollow?

    May 26th, 2011 at 12:28 pm
  2. Rajel Unregistered says:

    Hi Bobby…
    Leaves are not fuzzy at all, the have the texture of a mint leaf? Stems are round, and they pull out of ground very easy with whole root attached. The stock is not hollow and is green top to bottom. Thanks… Hope to get an answer soon. They are everywhere. By the way.. I have checked all the undeveloped yards and fields in my neighborhood, I do not see any of these plants anywhere.

    May 28th, 2011 at 11:37 pm
  3. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Rajel, I found your plant growing in a natural area landscaped last year and mulched with pine straw. The site was partially wooded before the project. There were about 6 of these plants growing on the site and roundup was used to eliminate them. I saved one and transplanted it to my weed laboratory AKA my back yard! In another month or so it should be blooming if it is what I suspect. Check out this site and compare the leaves with your plant. http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Bidens%20aristosa

    June 15th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
  4. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Well Rajel, I’ve grown the specimen out to about 6 ft tall. I was really hoping it was Bidens Aristosa. No luck and no pretty fall blooms either. I believe this is what you saw earlier in the year: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Horticulture/Bidens_frondosa
    The not so spectacular bloom quickly becomes the Devil’s Beggarticks. It’s cut and burn time tomorrow!

    October 7th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

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