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Rudbeckia imposter


can anyone identify this plant please? At first glance you will say a Rudbeckia but I have Rudbeckia & it has completely different stems & leaves. I have a number of them that have suddenly appeared this year in both front & back garden.  Leaves are paler & softer than Rudbeckia & stems are quite hairy & soft. Some of the flowers on the same plant resemble small sun flowers & others are just like Rudbeckia.imageimage


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,215


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  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,121

    ? Heliopsis 

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,423


    It looks like the annual Rudbeckia Denver Daisy that I grew last year.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,856

    I think they're all rudbeckias but different ones

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    The large daisy-related species originally from the American praires are all closely related so it's always difficult to say.  I'll go with nut's reply. image

    Last edited: 01 September 2017 22:59:49

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  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 4,049

    Coreopsis? It's to dark for me to go and look at the leaves on mine, but I'm pretty sure I saw one with flowers just lke this at Kew yesterday.

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  • They look like the Rudbeckia I grew from seed this year that came in the GW magazine. Gloriosa Daisies'  imageimageI hope this helps. 

    Last edited: 02 September 2017 11:00:22

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