Amid a native meadow seed mix this Spring. Many other species popping up....

Asked September 12, 2020, 8:26 AM EDT

Amid a native meadow seed mix this Spring. Many other species popping up. This is one. Fast growing, no evidence of buds, flowers etc. Other sources have guessed a mugwort, a ragweed, a cosmos. If native, not too aggressive, with good faunal associations, I keep some. Otherwise I'd like to pull them. Any help appreciated!

Sussex County Delaware

2 Responses

Hi. Thank you for your question. I asked our plant identification person and they responded - It's a ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia).
I hope this is helpful.
Best regards,
Tracy

Hi Tracy,

Thanks for your help. You are not the only one who provided this ID. Others believed it was a coreopsis. I was waiting for the little round green buds to bloom on these very tall plants: coreopsis.

The Asters are so hard for beginners but I am comforted a bit that they challenge us all.