01 October 2013

Can you help identify this mystery plant?

Several of these were planted by birds or the wind and the little flowers are loved by tiny insects and pollinators. The stems smell sort of like turpentine, not dissimilar from some salvias though these have round not square stems.

The plants are watered so they have grown to 4-feet tall in our back garden. Any ideas?


K. Henderson said...

Looks similar to joe pye weed, bone set, snake root. I think those are all considered to be in the daisy family. Start your search there. Just my opinion. I'm no expert.

misti said...

One of the pluchea species.