Do you know what his wild perennial is?

Zone is 8a, central Europe. Photo taken mid-May. Removed from the ground because of fence construction. Is it worth transplanting?

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    Quite a lot of weeds or wildflowers look like this, but it might be Rosebay Willowherb, a rather attractive flowering plant that unfortunately produces lots of seed which germinates freely, so not desirable in most gardens. Need to wait for flowers really to be sure – Bamboo May 15 '18 at 15:12
  • Does the foliage, when crushed, smell like aniseseed or licorice? – Jurp May 16 '18 at 2:56
  • @Jurp Almost no smell, nothing like licorice etc. – VividD May 16 '18 at 12:33
  • Thanks, VividD; I was thinking it looked like a New England Aster, which would've been weird given your location. Looks like we have to wait for the flowers, like Bamboo said. – Jurp May 16 '18 at 13:19
  • It seems Solidago canadensis, so a very invasive plant. The flowers could be nice, but you should choose your garden or him. But attachment of leaves are more like lettuce.Google and try to remember if you saw something like them. – Giacomo Catenazzi May 16 '18 at 14:22

I'm making my comment an answer - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (syn. Aster novae-angliae). We really needed to see the flowers on this one, though.


Google images thinks one of your photos looks like "large-flowered evening primrose".

Ref: large-flowered evening primrose

  • Disagree: evening primroses don’t have leaves that wrap around the main stem. And the leaves seem a tad too narrow. – Stephie May 16 '18 at 20:57

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