I have no idea what this is called.
This is a shrubby plant, that can grow anywhere from just near the ground to a couple of feet tall. I would describe the blooms as dark cream. The stems are thin, yet woody to the point that a weed-eater string will not eat them, but will instead wrap around and ruin your whole day. You can cut them low to the ground, and it won’t kill them; they have very long taproots. Which, BTW, mean pulling them generally involved a spade, at the very least. And if you don’t wear gloves, you’re likely to blister the skin right off your hands pulling.
(Yes, personal experience. You’d be amazed what you don’t feel on a hot day when you’re trying to get a whole yard done.)
I’d honestly rather not pull them. They can be pretty. But there are local codes about weeds over 12 inches. As in don’t.
I’ve tried every local plant ID book I can find for the Gulf Coast, and a few that aren’t. No luck. I honestly wonder if it’s a stray from Central or South America by way of Mobile. Or maybe a nursery escapee. I don’t think I’ve ever seen insect damage on it.
If I have to keep going after this thing, I’d at least like to know what it is!
Anybody have any ideas?