New weed for me

Asked May 26, 2016, 10:06 AM EDT

Hi, lots of this came up in my shady wet deer exclosed area. I did not plant it, nor have I noticed it anywhere else on my 2 acre woodsy lot. Will it present any redeeming flowers or uses, or should I tear it out? Thanks!

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Could be wood aster. (Good native.) Some other native possibilities. We'd recommend that you let it remain and flower. Then send us photos of the flowers for a positive id.