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Date Photo Taken: July 10, 2011
Location: Peachtree Corners, GA
Posted By: jep7282


Do you happen to know what the name of these plants are? 1 looks like a fern and the other 2 are flowering plants but haven’t flowered yet. They keep growing and over 5 ft tall now.


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    The first one looks like Marestail. http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/plantoftheweek/articles/horseweed_8-5-05.htm
    The second one is dog fennel. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=EUCA5&photoID=euca5_006_avp.tif

    July 11th, 2011 at 7:44 pm
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Missed one! The grey foliage is Dusty miller. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/247/
    Of the three I would consider the Dusty Miller as ornamental. Doing this search I did see the Dog Fennel shown as an ornamental on the Daves Garden site. It does look really cool late in the fall with a heavy dew on it. The dog fennel can grow pretty large, 7 to 8 foot high with a 2 to 3 foot spread.

    July 11th, 2011 at 7:54 pm
  3. Cornelius Unregistered says:

    The plant in the top picture looks like Horseweed or Marestail, Erigeron canadensis or Conyza canadensis. http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/erica.htm
    The second one looks like dogfennel, Eupatorium capillifolium, which is another weed.
    Both grow very tall eventually with flower clusters all around the tops. That’s what the clusters at the top of the horseweed will eventually become.

    July 12th, 2011 at 11:33 am
  4. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    The top photo is a mystery to me, but the bottom photo is Dog Fennel, or Eupatorium capillaris.

    July 12th, 2011 at 9:26 pm
  5. jep7282 Unregistered says:

    I guess you have decided that both of these plants growing in my pond area are weeds so I will pull them out. I was hoping they were flowers. 🙁

    July 14th, 2011 at 5:01 pm
  6. jgardner Unregistered says:

    i think it’s unfair to pull it off just because some label it as a weed. if you think it does not look good in the spot where it’s growing, you can decide to eliminate it. however, if it adds beauty in the location where it grows, it should just be left alone. i don’t really think dog fennels look weedy. they can look good if you take care of them.

    April 5th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

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