Plant ID?

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by Eddy Honey, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    Pic 1 is the first I've ever seen around here.
    Pic 2,3 are very fragrant
    Pic 4 I haven't ever noticed around here either.

    I'm wondering if since this stuff borders my horse pasture if it isn't in my horse hay and the horses aren't consuming the seeds and "planting them" over here.

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  2. Indiana Dave

    Indiana Dave New Member

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    Picture 1 is mullein (Verbascum thapsus). Picture 2, 3 and 4 are various milkweeds (Asclepiadaceae Family). I have a lot of milkweed near my hives and the bees are working it really good right now.
     

  3. srvfantexasflood

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    #2 is Asclepias sullivantii. Also known as prairie milkweed or Sullivant's milkweed. Congratulations! They are a great help for the Monarch population.
    #3 is a type of milkweed, possibly common milkweed.
    #4 I'm not too sure about.
    #1 is a type of common mullein. This is often found in pastures where the land has been disturbed and has a tap root. Have you seen your bees working the mullein?
     
  4. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    No bees on the mullein.

    Once in awhile the bees are on Sullivants milkweed.

    #3 is the same as #2 ..just hasn't blossomed yet