Sunday, July 19, 2009

Does anyone know what this is?

Edited 7/21/09. The nice folks over at Garden Web have been kind enough to help me identify this as an ironweed (vernonia gigantea, to be exact.)

I'm no Jack but I think I've got myself a beanstalk growing off the back side of my deck. This baby's been growing at the rate of about two feet per week and has these little berry like blossoms that I swear are going to bloom sometime before I die. If I weren't so sure of this, I'd just cut the monster down. It really isn't attractive at this stage, but curiosity has gotten the best of me. Any ideas?


4 comments:

stephchows said...

My friend said the leaves look like a butterfly bush... but the berries aren't right for it to be that. Good luck figuring it out!

Mags said...

Steph, that's exactly what my friend said. The leaves look like a butterfly bush but the berries/buds don't.

Moogie said...

Mmmmm ... it looks to me like genetically altered marijuana. I'll be right over to personally check it out.

Mags said...

LMAO! (We'll make brownies)