I'm wondering if anyone can identify this weed?

Asked July 30, 2019, 12:20 PM EDT

I have about 5 of these in a parkside garden and 2 in my rabbit proof garden. They are about 3 feet tall and are now showing a bud that has multiple heads. They do have a "hairy" stem. I feed the birds in winter...wondering if that's how they showed up, because I haven't seen any similar weeds in our surrounding area. Wondering if this is American Burnweed, or maybe ragweed. Was initially hoping they were the black eyed susans that I planted last year...

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

I think that you are correct in the id of the Pilewort/Burnweed. https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/pilewort