Very tall plant

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Date Photo Taken: 08/31/2013
Location: North of Cartersville, Georgia.
Posted By: bullfroghollow

Notes:

Really like this plant, aphids love it and ladybugs love aphids! Stems are covered with the bugs soon after it blooms. Grows quickly in poor soil, pretty thick shade. I think I might have gotten it in a wildflower seed mix. Tallest stems around five feet. Thick milky white sap.

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Going by the flowers and the description, ima go out on a limb here, and tell you that you have verbesina virginica aka frost flower or wing stem.
    It’s always a good idea to include pics of the leaves and other noticeable traits… In this case… The stem is a defining characteristic.

    September 2nd, 2013 at 5:40 pm
  2. bullfroghollow Flower Fanatic says:

    I did include a full view picture of the plant but they cut it out for some reason. I may try again later but think you are absolutely right. I looked at this one http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/35411/ Thanks so much, I had looked everywhere

    September 2nd, 2013 at 8:34 pm
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Here’s some interesting pictures…

    http://allthingsplants.com/ideas/view/frostweed/1367/All-About-Frostweed-Verbesina-virginica/

    I had frost blooms last winter, but nothing like on the link.

    September 3rd, 2013 at 11:49 am

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