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please help identify this plant...

 
Aaron Glatzer
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...anybody know what this is? Thanks.
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Jd Gonzalez
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Looks like milkweed
 
Aaron Glatzer
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Jd Gonzalez wrote:Looks like milkweed


That's what I was thinking, but every picture of milkweed I've seen show the leaves are opposing pairs, or the picture is not good enough to tell for sure. The leaves on this plant are not opposing pairs, but single leaves. Still wondering, hoping I can find a definitive picture to confirm.

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Alder Burns
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Looks like one of the larger evening-primrose (Oenothera) to me. Does it start out with a rosette of leaves flat on the ground before it gets to the stage shown? If I'm right the stalk will continue to grow and be topped with a spike of yellow, 4-petaled flowers that open in the evening and close the next day.....
 
Jessica Padgham
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Another possibility is Hound's Tounge, Cynoglossum officinale though I think the Oenothera is more likely.
 
Craig Dobbelyu
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Looks like evening primrose to me too. Here's the wikipedia for it Oenothera
 
Aaron Glatzer
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Thank you, looks like it is evening primrose. Pictures of the first stage rosette also match what I've been seeing.

Thanks to all for your help.

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