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Is this plant Rue?

I purchased Rue seeds from Amazon. I planted the seeds and this is the plant I got. It does not look like the Rue I see online.

Please help me identify this plant in the photo.

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2 Comments To "Is this plant Rue?"

#1 Comment By GKH_Susan On 08/02/2019 @ 11:34 pm

It defintiely is not rue, the herb planted in butterfly gardens. It has a frilly look.

It looks like a weed. It appears to be in the genus Conyza. There are many, and they look very similar.

#2 Comment By MichiganDot On 08/03/2019 @ 11:02 am

Your plant may be pokeweed, Phylotacca americana. It usually has a pinkish stem which I can’t see in your pictures. It is not a good plant in garden situations because it spreads laterally via underground roots (rhizomes) as well as by seeds. If I’m correct, the root becomes a large taproot and needs to be dug out completely as well as the lateral roots that are closer to the surface. Birds disperse the seeds after eating the berries so these, like other traditional weeds, show up out of nowhere.

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