Wildflower or weed???

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Date Photo Taken: 02/08/2014
Location: Richmond, KY.
Posted By: bneilsen

Notes:

I found this near a field at the edge of a fence line and could not identify it. Was about 5 feet tall. Has flower heads that branch out near the top. Stems appear to spiral when viewed from the top. There were no leaves but the nodules appear to indicate that they grew similar to Horseweed.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Check out the native blue or Brazilian Verbenas.
    http://m1.i.pbase.com/o6/07/866907/1/115580971.7UuPHS5P.Bluevervain.jpg

    February 9th, 2014 at 5:05 pm
  2. bneilsen Registered says:

    Thank you!!!!

    February 9th, 2014 at 6:12 pm
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like evening primrose to me…
    I collected some photos for you here:
    http://stonethegardener.tumblr.com/post/76224534262/identifying-evening-primrose-oenothera-biennis

    Edible… The leaves can be cooked as greens, the roots as taters…

    February 10th, 2014 at 10:21 am
  4. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    I believe Stone nailed this one. Measuring the seed pods by the lines on the note book paper should have been a dead give away. Slap my wrist and cook that crow medium rare with no seasoning Stone!

    February 10th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

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