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  1. #1
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    Default Plant ID anyone?

    Can anyone ID this plant? They are out by my hives and the bees seem to love it. The bees are collecting a lot of pollen from these. Anyone know what it might be? We live in the North East.







    Thanks!
    Mike

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    Default Re: Plant ID anyone?

    From the USDA plants database it looks like it may be some type of sagewort.
    Just some thoughts.

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    Default Re: Plant ID anyone?

    A photo of the leaves would help a lot too.
    The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
    To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson

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    Default Re: Plant ID anyone?

    Here is a photo of the whole plant.




    Mike

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    Default Re: Plant ID anyone?

    Thanks for adding photo of the leaves. That's a bad one,..big bad Ragweed! The main villain for hayfever and asthma. A little surprised to see a bee on it but I guess they do get pollen. It seems to shed a lot of pollen into the wind.
    Strange it has a name like Ambrosia: http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/de...?SpCode=AMBART

    More: > http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?s...artemisiifolia

    The photos of the bee on the plants are nice.
    Last edited by Oldbee; 08-21-2010 at 04:20 PM.

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    Default Re: Plant ID anyone?

    Thanks Oldbee, I was alittle confused because some writers and reporters use a photo of goldenrod along with articles about ragweed and allergies.

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    Default Re: Plant ID anyone?

    Thank you Mike. I'm seeing large yellow loads, same color as yours, coming in now and wondered what it was. Not much Aster yet. I never thought to check Ragweed either, Oldbee.

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