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A weed in the park

I should know what this plant is but it's not coming to me. I found it growing wild in the park on Oct 11. Any ideas?

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Re: A weed in the park

Me: Maybe it's a columbine.
Marc: Could be, but I doubt it.
Me: Why?
Marc: The leaves don't look right.
Me: Do to me.
Marc: OK, whatever
Me: Bye
Marc: Bye
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Re: A weed in the park

- wild parsnip?

...But it also reminds me of rutabaga...
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Re: A weed in the park

yep, i swear i should know it, too. not columbine. don't think it's wild parsnip either.

what rutabagas do you grow, AS? are they not broadleaved like a turnip?

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Re: A weed in the park

Similar to Tansy Ragwart but not quite.


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Re: A weed in the park

I looked up all of the suggestions and I agree that none quite look the same. Here is the only other photo I have of the plant:

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Re: A weed in the park

The new picture. How about Goutweed.


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Re: A weed in the park

Marc, you need to go back and see if there is a flower associated with this plant. Dried up and decaying on the ground - might be okay!

I too feel that I should know this - even that I somehow know where one is around here somewhere :roll:.

Eric seemed to want to stay with the aster family. It looks a little like feverfew but only a little. Parsnip? Yeah, something in the carrot family, maybe. Brassica? Columbine? Well, buttercup family . . .

Can't be a poppy but here is another buttercup cousin: Chelidonium majus (celandine). I feel that this picture could have at least given me a "close but no cigar" but I'm getting more confused now! Chelidonium majus photo

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Re: A weed in the park

digitS' wrote:Marc, you need to go back and see if there is a flower associated with this plant. Dried up and decaying on the ground - might be okay!

I too feel that I should know this - even that I somehow know where one is around here somewhere :roll:.

Eric seemed to want to stay with the aster family. It looks a little like feverfew but only a little. Parsnip? Yeah, something in the carrot family, maybe. Brassica? Columbine? Well, buttercup family . . .

Can't be a poppy but here is another buttercup cousin: Chelidonium majus (celandine). I feel that this picture could have at least given me a "close but no cigar" but I'm getting more confused now! Chelidonium majus photo

Steve
I haven't found any parsnip photos that look much like this plant. Chelidonium majus comes closer than anything I've seen so far. Especially at this Michigan site: https://www.michiganflora.net/images.aspx?id=1885
Thanks to everyone for their input.
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Re: A weed in the park

I'm pretty sure it's not parsnip, as I grow parsnip in my garden and it doesn't look like this.

Whatever it is, it's pretty common in the great lakes states. I've seen it in moderate shade areas in the forests and parks many times.

If you could find the flower that would help for ID. This is just a guess, but maybe foamflower?

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