Plant ID forum: another white ID

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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jun 21, 2012 2:33 PM CST
These pics may leave alot to be desired as I was/am having problems with "the Beastie". I can get better shots. This is all over...looking at it while walking around it always reminds me of a checker board Shrug! low to the ground with skinny stemsThumb of 2012-06-21/gingin/a167c6
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jun 21, 2012 2:51 PM CST
I know it as Corn Salad http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/corn_salad....
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JRsbugs
Jun 22, 2012 7:24 AM CST
It's difficult to tell what the flowers look like, but the foliage and habit are similar to Houstonia longifolia

http://www.southeasternflora.com/view_flora.asp?plantid=1562

Photos of var. compacta ..

http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/plants/houstonia.htm

The flowers are maybe smaller on yours?

http://herbarium.biol.sc.edu/herb/HH/Houstonia_longifolia2.j...

http://herbarium.biol.sc.edu/herb/HH/Houstonia_longifolia1.j...
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jun 22, 2012 11:59 AM CST
I'll try for better pictures with a different camera that actually has a macro setting.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jun 22, 2012 2:10 PM CST
The main reason I think it is Corn salad is because of the square flower clusters, it is the only plant I have seen with square clusters.
I realize that the plant on my link is much healthier and stronger, and the one in your pictures seems rather weak, but the flower clusters are very unique. Check this picture http://wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=25954
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JRsbugs
Jun 22, 2012 2:45 PM CST
I assume the narrow leaves shown in the photos belong to the same plant?

Valerianella radiata has very different leaves if that is so .. and the flowers appear to be in tight clusters, but they are widely spread on branching stems in Ginger's photos.

http://wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=12976



Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jun 22, 2012 3:03 PM CST
Josephine...I agree the flower clusters are unique..square which is why it reminds me of a checker board. Mine is just wild in the yard and gets NO care at all so yes it's rather weak looking. I got some better pics...hard since the blooms are so small. Posting them to be sure of ID before adding to the DB.Thumb of 2012-06-22/gingin/b645a1 Thumb of 2012-06-22/gingin/55cd98 Thumb of 2012-06-22/gingin/d6d9ff
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jun 22, 2012 3:07 PM CST
Janet...you're right. The leaves in the link you just posted aren't even close. Hopefully my new pics will help. Shrug!
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jun 22, 2012 4:16 PM CST
The photo Janet posted shows a very young and healthy plant, that is how they start, but later on the stems elongate and
and the leaves become very small.
Of course I could be wrong, but I have had that plant show up in my yard, that is why it looks familiar.
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Jun 22, 2012 4:24 PM CST
O.K. I found my pictures;

Thumb of 2012-06-22/frostweed/f99194
Thumb of 2012-06-22/frostweed/2e9aff
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jun 24, 2012 9:11 AM CST
Josephine...glad you found your pictures...that sure does look like mine. Thanks both to you and Janet I tip my hat to you.
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Jun 24, 2012 10:14 AM CST
You are welcome Ginger, it is an annual and doesn't amount to much, but it sure is cute. Smiling
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gingin
Jun 24, 2012 12:44 PM CST
It is cute...comes up everywhere in my yard and out back.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 24, 2012 2:51 PM CST
Can you get a closer shot of the leaves Ginger? If those narrow leaves belong to the plant, then it doesn't match Valerianella radiata.

Valerianella dentata has narrow leaves but the bases of the bottom leaves have some extra "arrows" for want of a better word. Hilarious!

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Valeri...

http://www.biolib.cz/cz/taxonimage/id88996/?taxonid=40482





Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 25, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Janet...yes I should be able to, but not today as we are dealing with TS Debby right now.
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 26, 2012 9:54 AM CST
OK...went out this morning between gusts and raindrops and pulled up a plant. Hope these pics will help.Thumb of 2012-06-26/gingin/2cd589 Thumb of 2012-06-26/gingin/bfd609 Thumb of 2012-06-26/gingin/c7df19 Thumb of 2012-06-26/gingin/e001cc
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jun 26, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Interesting! There's no basal leaves at all! If you look at Josephine's last photo you can see the stems come from between quite broad and deeply toothed leaves.

Back to the drawing board? Hilarious!
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 26, 2012 10:11 AM CST
Crud Glare I already put it in the DB...oh well can be moved at some point. This yard of ours in gonna put me in the looney bin Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 24, 2013 11:08 AM CST
I'm looking at your plant - I have something very similar that grows wild in the back meadow.

This site has some pics of valerianella radiata that looks like it. http://www.wildflowersoftexas.com/valerianella-radiata.html

Here's my picture taken in April:
Thumb of 2013-06-24/wildflowers/ecd0fd

I think this is a picture of the stem.
Thumb of 2013-06-24/wildflowers/8d97cf
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 24, 2013 11:12 AM CST
another website http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/corn_salad....
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