Plant ID forum: What's this weed?

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 26, 2013 12:20 PM CST
These have sprung up everywhere along with every other weed (yard back's up the drainage ditch and it is covered with all kinds of weed). I've been fighting their take-over but this year, I'm losing the battle Angry I think they are a type of tree (which DH chopped down). They have a very long tap root and hard to pull up.

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gingin
Mar 26, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Do you have a picture ??
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 26, 2013 1:04 PM CST
Oops...it would help, wouldn't it?Thumb of 2013-03-26/piksihk/dd5996
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 26, 2013 2:58 PM CST
My first thought was Fatsia japonica but that's just a wild guess.
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Moonhowl
Mar 26, 2013 6:43 PM CST
What about mulberries?

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Mar 26, 2013 7:13 PM CST

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Looks like Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ambrosia_trifida_full_shot...

(unless they really are tree saplings, in which case, I have no idea)
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gardengus
Mar 26, 2013 8:12 PM CST
I had the same thought as Ken Giant ragweed
sometimes they grow like trees Angry
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Horntoad
Mar 26, 2013 8:39 PM CST
Yep! I'm with Kent. It's Ambrosia trifida and is very common around here along with a couple of other ragweeds.
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