Here are two mystery weeds in my garden. Any idea what they are?
Could this one be dock?This message has been edited. Last edited by: kriswrite,
and here's #2
The first one looks like dock weed and the second one looks like plantain. Let's see what the experts think!
Not an expert, but I agree with you 100%
Cool! I would love that. I've never seen broad leaf plantain, so now I'm very curious to see if it grows those tell-tale shoots
do you have stinging nettle around? if so, plantain is a remedy and usually grows near it.
No stinging nettle. I actually wish I had some, because it's so good for you. We use plantain a lot, but the narrow leaf kind. I've never seen (or at least recognized) the broad leaf variety around here.
I agree with those names also...dock and plantain. I have both and the dock is much more difficult to remove
http://courses.missouristate.e...a/broadleaf_dock.htmThis message has been edited. Last edited by: jvelo,
You know, I was once on a college weed and seed ID team and I have forgot a lot of what I knew. Seeing peoples weed problems also reminds me of the diversity in our ecosystem. I have to agree that is is docka and plantain. My first thought on the first pic was smart week, it might be related to dock. It is hard to believe that at one time I could ID 100 plants and the seeds of them too.
gardenguy...if you think remembering now is hard, just wait until you are almost 70. I have a hard time remembering the names of plants in my garden that have been there for years....so long that the tags are long gone. As I do remember some, I'll re-label, the others are just there ;o)
I am actually learning to appreciate weeds; there are only a few I try to eradicate. The rest I keep in check, but use for food or medicine. Dock and plantain are both useful weeds, so they will stay put! Thanks for your help, everyone.
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