Does anyone recognize this rascal?
It’s growing like a weed, so I’m fairly sure it is one, but there is actually a group of three of them — just as though I planted them. Of course, I have no memory at all of planting anything there. I am letting them get bigger, hoping flowers will pop out eventually so I can ID them, but if they get much bigger I may have to use heavy equipment to uproot them. So … pull them now, while I’m still young, or wait and see?
Update: June 13
I know that my millions of followers have been on tenterhooks since I posted this, agonizing with me while I tried to decide what to do, so here’s the scoop. I found out this morning that the plants are Rudbeckia triloba.
Too bad I pulled them yesterday. Yep, I pulled perfectly good plants that I had started from seed last year and would love to have seen blooming. That’s what a lousy memory will do for you. Oh, well, water over the dam, spilled milk, and all that. Next time I’ll put a label by them, if I remember.