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(I've edited this post with some of the ones identified)
What are these plants?

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Unknown Volunteer plants in Aberdeen Washingon.
Unknown Plant 1: is Comfrey
Unknown Plant 2:
Unknown Plant 3:
Unknown Plant 4:
Unknown Plant 5: is Buttercup
Unknown Plant 6: is Elderberry
Unknown Plant 7: is Salmonberry
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# 1 is comfrey
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i think, i am not that familiar with it myself but i think thats it.
the next ones are familiar to me but dont know, not sure what they are.

#4 looks like a berry, for sure its something interesting, but not sure.

#5 is definitely buttercup, ranunculus and its one of the only plant i will weed..otherwise it takes over

# 6 is elderberry

# 7 is raspberry? i think. maybe purple flowering raspberry....err no, now that i look at it again.
...but i think its some kind of raspberry or blackberry
 
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I am really excited about the comfrey, and not so excited about the buttercup, the buttercup is growing Everywhere that the grass layer has been broken. It is all over.
The Comfrey is currently only going in one area.
 
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Andrew Winsor wrote:I am really excited about the comfrey, and not so excited about the buttercup, the buttercup is growing Everywhere that the grass layer has been broken. It is all over.
The Comfrey is currently only going in one area.



yes i am a friend to most weeds, but buttercup SUCKS!
sometimes you can get on a roll with weeding them, they shoot out long runners, so if you follow it back you can get a whole long line at once. i generally dont weed very often, but thats one i get on sight when i have time.

i would be most psyched about the elderberry, i really like elderberries.
and #7 too, could be some kind of local berry, salmon berry?
dew berry? or a good raspberry =) i bet it will be some good berries for you to enjoy.
 
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Pictures 12 and 13 are salmonberry, picture 10 and 11 are elderberry, 8 and 9 are buttercup - they make a yellow flower but are poisonous and even goats will barely touch them. Picture 4 appears to be some variety of chickweed and 1-3 are comfrey.
 
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Plant 2 looks like a mint. Brook mint? Mentha longfolia? #4 is going to kill me. It seems like I know what it is, but I can't get it. It's not dew berry. I want to say it's black cap, but it's probably not that. It's definitely not chickweed.

I would check out Plants of the Pacific NW by Pojar and MacKinnon if you haven't already. Discovering Wild Plants by Janice Schofield too. Both of those books helped immensely when I lived in Cascadia and was learning native and non-native plants.
 
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2 looks like burdock to me
 
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