What kind of plant is this?

Real Estate Agent with Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living

 What kind of plant is this?

 My daughters sprinkled some pumpkin seeds in a flower bed and we started getting this plant. It grew and grew, but no flowers or fruit. I assumed it was a pumpkin plant. 


This year I improved the soil and it came back. Again, it grew and grew, but no flowers or fruit. I noticed a pumpkin plant growing on the other side of my yard and it looks a lot different. It has tons of flowers, but the leaves are much pointier. 

What kind of plant is this?

I have taken a leaf to the local Garden Center and sent a picture to the University of Maryland Home and Garden Center for review by a master gardener. 


 But I thought maybe someone on ActiveRain might know. 

So, do you know what kind of plant this is?


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Dana Hollish Hill
REALTOR * Broker * Coach 
JPAR Stellar Living
800 S Frederick Ave, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
office 301.944.9070  
cell  202.271.5301
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Comments (7)

Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

The leaves definitely look like they are pumpkin, not sure why there was no fruit. After one growing season you should have gotten something.

Sep 08, 2015 10:36 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dana. I don't know either but am really curious. I hope some one knows.

Sep 08, 2015 10:05 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I was hoping to read the comments and see what the plant may be.  Will be back.

Sep 10, 2015 12:06 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

I received a response!

Here's the response to your question:

Your plant is commonly known as "Coltfoot', Tussilago farfara. While it has an interesting yellow flower, it is also a very aggressive plant. You may want to control it or eradicate it.

Answered by the Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC), University of Maryland Extension horticultural consultants. Pleasesubscribe to our free, monthly e-newsletter! 

Sep 10, 2015 03:49 AM
Victoria Ray Henderson
HomeBuyer Brokerage - Washington, DC
Washington DC Real Estate

Hey Dana, good to know, I think I've seen this one in my garden too.


Sep 15, 2015 03:48 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

It took a few hours, but the plant has been eradicated from my yard. Sadly, I now have a patch of dirt that is not very attractive. 

Sep 15, 2015 04:15 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Control it or eradicate it.  I could say that about a lot of things, LOL!

Sep 29, 2015 08:50 AM