A new (to me) weed or thistle??

Discussion in '(MDC)General Wildlife Habitat Management' started by vonfatman, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. vonfatman

    vonfatman Member

    Dec 31, 2006
    This is the first year I have seen this one....can someone identify this plant for me?

    Thanks!

    Bob

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  2. OutbackBio

    OutbackBio Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Kansas City
    Shortgrass is better than me but looks like rattlesnake master. Supposed to be there if so
    Cheers!!!!
     

  3. Maconplc

    Maconplc Active Member

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    Dec 14, 2009
    Paul still remembers some Missouri plants (good job Paul). It is rattlesnake master (a native prairie plant).
     
  4. Outback had it right. Its rattlesnake master. I really like them as they are different from everything else. It will have white flower heads this summer, well it should. Looks like it might have been in the mix that came with your native grass that is in the background? Did you plant any wildflowers? or is this coming back from remnant seed left over in the soil?
     
  5. OutbackBio

    OutbackBio Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Kansas City
    Not sure if it was listed in his mix or what area of the farm it came off. He has a few different seeding areas. Quite possible it was mixed but unknowingly.
     
  6. OutbackBio

    OutbackBio Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Kansas City
    I'll take that gold star:D