: This year I used an American Meadow Midwest Wildflower mix for my
: wildflower boxes. Some of the wildflowers in the box came back from last
: year. Usually I can recognize the typical weed (I.e. a local ugly plant
: that shows up everywhere without being planted). This one plant I was
: thinking of pulling about a month ago got huge broad leaves kind of like
: a big dandelion. I let it grow and then it looked like it might be some
: sort of big poppy. Now it has gotten huge and it doesn't look like a
: poppy and it's taking up a lot of space in the box. I don't mind if it
: turns into something nice but if it's just a nasty common weed I probably
: should get it out of there.
: Does anyone have an idea of what this is?
Looks like the dread Ox-eye Daisy, a part of their wildflower mix that
will just about dominate any planting that goes into year two. A friend
of mine ended up with 1/10th of an acre of this stuff.
If it's in rich soil, it will put on a lot of vegetative growth before it
blooms, much like Cosmos.
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