pretty weed volunteer in my yard

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Date Photo Taken: May 3, 2012
Location: Grayson, GA
Posted By: Misshirley


This is not anything I planted and I think it is a weed. About 12″ high and perimeter is about 24″ around. Has slightly pungent fragrance. Stems very soft. Almost resembles some sort of Christmas tree variety, but not a tree, a small plant.


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Dog fennel. This previous Q & A to Walter shows an older plant and the stems look different. The second link show plants that look more like what you are seeing.

    May 4th, 2012 at 8:56 pm
  2. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    This ‘pretty little weed’ will grow over 6 feet tall. It’s called dogfennel and can be treated with most any broadleaf weed control, including elbow grease.

    May 4th, 2012 at 10:48 pm
  3. Dave Marcus Unregistered says:

    Here’s a picture I took 3 weeks ago of a path of dog fennel on Ossabaw Island; you can see the stalks from last year as well as this years leaf growth:

    It is a beautiful volunteer or weed.

    May 5th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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