False oriental hawksbeard

!Youngia japonica
Edel Livermore, who is the 2013 Grand Harbor Volunteer of the Year & who took our class in 2011, brought a plant for ID to the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail walk. Lo & behold, the plant, pictured above, was on the trail. It is False Oriental hawksbeard (Youngia japonica).

!Youngia japonica 2
This annual or biennial plant reportedly re-seeds readily, often becoming a problem in nursery pots. It likes to ‘volunteer’ in yards.

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