Ignore flowers. Deadheads chucked in the flowerbed
This is a stem. Flat on one side.
I don't think so Bob. The leaves on Echinacea look pointer. I did plant Echinacea there once, but it was probably about ten years ago and it died without doing much if I remember right
The leaves do vary - my echinacea leaves aren't serrated but many are, for example. Other possibilities are one of the other large daisy family species, such as rudbeckia. All I know is that they all get slugged!
Looking a bit 'ventilated' already
I'll wait and see what it is but it's growing fast and healthy which makes me suspect that it might be a weed. There is a rudebeckia beside it. You can see the leaves in the second pic. and there's an angelica in its first year nearby too..
The plant could be Heliopsis Helianthoides, the false sunflower.
The leaves do look a bit sunflowerish, don't they?
It's hard to tell right now, especially if you don't have any new buds. These plants can grow very easily if the conditions suit.
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