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  1. #1
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    Default Help with plant ID

    plant.jpgDoes anyone know what this plant might be? The honey bees seemed to like it. I have not seen one before.
    Greg Barnett
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    Default Re: Help with plant ID

    Looks like wild sunflower to me.

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    Default Re: Help with plant ID

    It looks like it could be Cup-plant [Silphium perfoliatum] from the leaves on the far left side in photo. Do the opposite leaves completely surround the stem to form a small cup? It's a native [I think] prairie plant in WI. anyway.
    > http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/de...ode=SILPERvPER
    Last edited by Oldbee; 08-21-2012 at 10:22 AM.

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    Default Re: Help with plant ID

    possibly Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus Strumosus) or Prairie Golden Aster a.k.a. Hairy Golden Aster (Heterotheca Camporum). I bought a field guide to wild flowers my first year of beekeeping just so I could identify the flowers that were blooming in my area, it has proved invaluable to me over the past 6 years I recommend it for anybody keeping bees or wild crafting.
    "Of all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves its environment and preys on no other species."--Haydon Brown

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    Default Re: Help with plant ID

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbee View Post
    It looks like it could be Cup-plant [Silphium perfoliatum] from the leaves on the far left side in photo. Do the opposite leaves completely surround the stem to form a small cup? It's a native [I think] prairie plant in WI. anyway.
    > http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/de...ode=SILPERvPER
    Thanks Oldbee.
    This is the plant. This plant is at the nature center here in Knoxville. Looks like it is native to the eastern US. Cool plant.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SI...stribution.png
    Greg Barnett
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