I'll be curious to see the flowers too.
Let us know if you figure it out.
Leah Sattler wrote:
I haven't sent a pic off yet...but good news (for me) since the little bits of wild rose that are left after mowing have all had their fresh leaves nibbled off the goats decided to try munching on whatever plant this is. so I think it was all the tasty rose leaves that was keeping their attention. I have acres and acres of rose left for them to destroy......just need to add some fence.....adn I can be confident that I can use them to control whatever this is if I need them to.
It's still worth trying to get the extension folks to ID it, for two reasons:
1) You might want to know if a plant is poisonous to your goats or just not preferred, even if their main job is weed control...
2) now we're all curious! So what is the mystery plant?
I've seen something like that growing around here, too, and we're in a very different zone. But I could just be confused. Seemed like it was a medicinal like yarrow or feverfew, the one we had here. Sometimes a weed, sometimes a flower.
dog fennel is actually not an umbel (its a compositea, or asteracea) and this (by the pictures) looks to be an umbel (aka apiaceae).
leah, did the flowers open up more? im tryingto see if it is indeed and umbel (flowers like a carrot or fennel on a 3rd order stem) ) or if its composite (with lots of little pettaled flowers on second order stems) order fo stem- how many branches beween main stem and flower bases?
what do insects do with it? I suspect you might have a neat medicinal or herb here....