I could really use some help identifying some plants that have popped up in my garden.
I have recently moved to the US and am finding I am on a steep learning curve where plant species over here are concerned. Now the warmer weather is here a bunch of new plants are popping up in an old garden, before I go mad and dig them all up I wanted to make sure they are all weeds. I have had mixed results asking friends and family as none of them are gardeners.
I apologise in advance for the pictures. My stupid camera insisted on taking all pics in landscape mode, I so have to find the manual.
1/ This looks (and smells) like a member but it's not one I am used to seeing.
Does it look like a mint to anyone else before I start putting it in my iced tea?
2/ This had taken over one whole garden bed
last Autumn when we moved in. It stinks when cut and it was covered in lots of black berries that stained our white dog purple.
3/ My MIL insists these are daylillies
, but they just look like clumps of large floppy grass to me.
4/ This is a low sort of ground cover
no more than 6 inches high.
5/ These are growing at a fast rate of knots
and have a strange sort of hollow stem with pith in.
Any help appreciated. These are probably simple to ID if you are used to gardening in the Midwest, but this is my first year here with a garden of any sort and our 100 year old very run down garden has thrown up some great finds, like vast swaths of lily of the valley and tulips and a beautiful rhododendron I'd hate to dig up some other treasure by mistake.