pjewett
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Help with ID of something growing in my garden?

Hi All,

I'm new to the forum and to gardening. I inherited a modest little patch with the home I just purchased.

I have some tall, hardy looking plants growing and crowding my raspberry bushes but I don't know what they are.

Are these weeds? Should I yank them?

Thanks!

[img]https://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg238/pjewett/P1010014-1.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg238/pjewett/P1010015-1.jpg[/img]

In this pic they're off to the back right.

[img]https://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg238/pjewett/P1010004.jpg[/img]

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Leaves look a bit like my patio grape's, but it would be climbing, if it would be it.

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Welcome to the forum! :)

It looks like wild geranium to me. They form clumps about 1 to 2 1/2 feet
tall. The Latin name is Geranium maculatum. :)
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what is it?

Looks a lot like MUGWORT AN Herb that grows mostly in Asia & Europe.

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It does look sort of similar to mugwort, but the mugwort leaves are much more deeply lobed:

https://www.acupuncturebrooklyn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Mugwort-in-spring.jpg

so I don't think it is that.

But, Kisal, I'm not 100% convinced on the wild geranium either. It's a common weed for me and doesn't quite look like that. It's too late now, but maybe tomorrow, I will try to find some and see what I think. Maybe there's different species, varieties with slightly different leaves?
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Square stem, opposite leaves, Mint family :?:

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That is true, but I would not describe the picture originally posted as having either a square stem or opposite leaves. Click the top picture to make it full sized and see what you think...
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Looks square to me. The leaves are questionable. Hope the OP can gives more clues.

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I'm trying to compare your leaves to mine and since I can't get the photos side by side I am having difficulty. javascript:emoticon(':lol:') [/code] I really don't know what mine is either - came with the house - very hardy, tall and has yellow flowers all over. The elderly couple who owned the house before me called it false sunflower. It spreads like crazy. I have been yanking a lot out every year for about 20 years now.

Edit: Once I posted it was easier to compare. Leaves are a little different.

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I'm not certain about the original poster's photos, though I'm thinking it's one of the "worts" (motherwort, thoroughwort, mugwort, etc.)

Shadowsmom's photos look like giant ragweed leaves, but the yellow flowers rule that out.

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