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    05 / 04 / 2020

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I’ve been identifying lots of weeds lately with a book called “Weeds of the South” (on indefinite loan since the library closed), but this one is eluding me and driving me batty. I should be able to figure it out since it’s so common and fills up fields… Multiple yellow sunflower like blooms (3/4″-1″ dia.). Lower leaves serrate, upper leaves more deeply cut (serrate pinnatafid?)- zoom in on the whole plant and you can see the difference. Plant is about 18-24″ tall. Sunflower Family?


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome Jim! Appreciate for the confirmed ID. I have been gardening forever and plants are getting recognizable after while. Books are helpful, some plants simply are not covered or recorded. Plants are often reclassified, with new binomial names moving back and forth from one genus to another. This can also cause some frustration in searching for plants ID. Best wishes to you Jim! Laura

    May 15th, 2020 at 3:34am

  • Jim Underwood Green Thumb says:

    Thank you! I believe that’s the one. How *did* you find that? I’ve been Google searching for days if not weeks. And it doesn’t seem to be in this Weed book.

    May 14th, 2020 at 8:40am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe a species in the Packera genus? Possible the Small’s Ragwort (Packera anonyma)? Check it out and see if you have a match. Best wishes!

    May 13th, 2020 at 11:06pm

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