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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 06 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Simpsonville

  • State

    South Carolina

  • Posted by

    dawgtoons

Notes:

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!

Comments

  • dawgtoons Leaf Lover says:

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

    May 28th, 2014 at 10:04am

  • stone Master Identifier 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: http://gardens-in-the-sand.blogspot.com/2013/08/ragweed-daze.html plus some other wild flowers…

    May 8th, 2014 at 2:44pm

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