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Can you identify this plant?

 
Kenny Garcia
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Hey everyone,

So this plant is supposedly really good for digestion. It grows sandy clay soil and I live in Socal. Any ideas?




 
greg patrick
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Can you get a high res close up of the leaves and stem and flowers? Too many things look like that, but Little Horseweed or Mule fat are possibilities. If the big leaves at the bottom of the plant have toothed edges it's likely LH.
 
John Wahlmeier
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It looks like it may be some type of artemisia, maybe mugwort. It is hard to tell from the pictures.
They are thought to help with digestion, and all of them have a silvery sheen to them. Below is an article with some close ups of mugwort, you might be able to ID it with that.

http://onlineathens.com/stories/092511/liv_890332540.shtml
 
Kenny Garcia
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okay im going to get a better shot of this plant for you guys..

 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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Looks like an up-right rosemary to me - but the picture is not clear enough to be certain. It would certainly have the aroma when crushed if it is rosemary. My young rosemary look very much like that.
 
Kenny Garcia
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sorry this took so long!! This is a really horrible picture sorry :/ If anybody knows any good picture hosting websites i would very much appeciate. I currently am using photobucket.com and it only allows me to upload one picture a day. Anyway if anyone could give me a clue to what this is that would be great. Thanks!




 
greg patrick
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Still really blurry but I'm sticking with Horseweed for now since it's really common in SoCal, but without some clear and detailed pics with something for scale in them, there isn't much we can do. Are the biggest, lowest leaves toothed? How do the leaves radiate off the stem? What is the shape of the stem? What eats it? What do the flowers look like? Where do the flower buds originate - at junctions of stems or at the ends?

You can upload three pics per post directly to this site. Click below on attachments, then Browse..., then select the photo from your SD card, etc.
 
Kenny Garcia
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Here's another picture for you guys



Thanks!
 
R Laurance
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I agree with Jeanine... it looks to be a Rosemary (cooking & medicinal herb)... the aroma given off by rubbing the leaves is a great tell tell indicator... if it is.


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Rosmarinus officinalis
 
Kenny Garcia
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Close but definitley not rosemary i know, because I'm growing rosemary they look similar but not the same. I'm going to stick with horseweed.

Thank you everyone for the help!
 
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