Help with identifying this plant

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Date Photo Taken: 08/07/2013
Location: Missouri
Posted By: notb4coffee


This is some sort of non-flowering annual, I’m guessing 🙂 It drops seeds after turning a deep red in the fall, then dies. It can reach around 4 ft (if not too crowded w/other plants nearby) with several branches spreading out during rainfall…..beautiful! I know it’s not Dog Fennel or Cosmos (sp?), but I can’t find it online in any database and non of my gardening neighbors know what it is —-but everyone asks me about it and wants some new sprouts each spring. Can anyone help? Is it a weed?


  1. Kim Unregistered says:

    It’s not asparagus fern, is it?

    August 9th, 2013 at 6:17 pm
  2. notb4coffee Registered says:

    I don’t think so. I checked out a few other photos and it doesn’t match. It’s close, though.

    August 15th, 2013 at 8:42 pm
  3. Linda Gay Unregistered says:

    Kochia scoparia, Summer Cypress

    September 21st, 2013 at 12:34 am

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