Weed or wildflower?

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Date Photo Taken: 05/06/2014
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Posted By: dawgtoons


This very long plant that can span up to two or three feet is coming up in an area where I spread hummingbird and butterfly seed about two years ago. I don’t remember if it ever produced a flower last year, because I pulled it up early August assuming it was ragweed. It has alternative leaf arrangement and three long lobed leaves in a set of three at the end of a stem. Multiple stalks can grow. I’m leaning toward a weed but want to make sure. Thanks!


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Not a weed… Lespedeza

    Lespedezas are butterfly magnets, feed the birds, add nitrogen to the soil… good plants to encourage!

    I have a pic of lespedeza, and a pic of ragweed on this post from last August:
    plus some other wild flowers…

    May 8th, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  2. dawgtoons Apprentice says:

    Thank you! I’ll let it grow then and look forward to the blooms.

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:33 am

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