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Date Photo Taken: June 15, 2011
Location: Leduc, AB, Canada
Posted By: lgodin


Please help. These plants are growing here and there in my flower gardens often among my roses. The garden is new to me and I am a relatively new gardener. Are they weeds or not?


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Starting from your top photo, the first two look like the same plant. The second photo most closely resembles a member of the spurge family commonly called three sided mercury. http://www.missouriplants.com/Greenalt/Acalypha_rhomboidea_page.html
    It is a weed and will seed heavily. It’s native range includes Eastern Canada so in Alberta you may have a relative of this variety of spurge.
    The bottom photo is a yarrow plant. They are ornamentals. http://www.youcanlearnseries.com/Landscape/Plants/Yarrow.aspx

    June 18th, 2011 at 10:23 am
  2. Linda Unregistered says:

    Thank you so much for the reply and you are obviously right. The weed had started to take over and, now pulled, the roses and the yarrow are much improved and flourishing!

    June 20th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

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