Weed or Plant

Hi – In the spring I thought this plant (please see attached pics) was a plant to keep and moved it. Now i think I just allowed a weed to flourish!? Could you identify this? Shrub about 3 ft tall…

Plant id – Centaurea dealbata

This plant grows in semi shade, is about 2 1/2 ft tall & has a pink flower, similar to bee’s balm, in bloom now. I have tried to figure out what it is but had no luck.      …

Backyard Plant Identification – Virginia Creeper?

Ok, so I’m a biologist…but of the fishy kind, not the planty kind. ;) I’ve done my searching and so far can really only come up with Virginia Creeper, except that this plant’s leaves are larger than I’ve seen on…