Roadside plant

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Roadside plant

Post by CyrusK. » April 13th, 2020, 3:16 pm

Found this on the side of the road
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Re: Roadside plant

Post by bobcat » April 16th, 2020, 7:03 am

Hmmm. Oak leaves on the ground; leaves emerging, no bloom yet. I'd say this is spear-leaf agoseris (Agoseris retrorsa).
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Re: Roadside plant

Post by adamschneider » April 16th, 2020, 11:21 am

No way; agoseris have a basal rosette, and this isn't a rosette. Looks like alternate leaves.

My first thought was fireweed, but I don't think that's it.

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Re: Roadside plant

Post by CyrusK. » April 17th, 2020, 10:05 am

Sorry, I forgot to give some more details. The leaves were fairly large, maybe 6" long by 1" wide at most. Little serrations if you look closely. Found several clumps growing in a roadside ditch near Sandy.
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Re: Roadside plant

Post by bobcat » April 17th, 2020, 12:32 pm

That helps, especially the ditch location! (The oak leaves made me think of Wasco or Klickitat County). I'd go for one of the weedy summer-blooming hawkweeds, either Hieracium caespitosum or H. laevigatum.

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