Plant ID forum: Help with weed ID's part two

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Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
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bennysplace
May 21, 2013 5:17 PM CST
Hello again!

Here is another one, this has an upright growing habit. There are many of them. I kind of like the little white flowers on these. Let me know if you need better photos.

Thank you!

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
May 21, 2013 5:44 PM CST
Hi Benny, it reminds me of Capsella bursa-pastoris..

https://www.google.be/search?gs_rn=14&gs_ri=psy-ab&tok=iAhta...
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 21, 2013 7:36 PM CST
It sure is pretty whatever it is! Here's the database entry for Capsella bursa-pastoris: Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
May 21, 2013 8:18 PM CST
I think Thlaspi arvense.

If we could see the leaves, it would be easy to tell for sure.
Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
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bennysplace
May 22, 2013 2:32 PM CST
Hello again all and thank you for all your help with identifying this plant. I have a new photo of the leaves which I hope is helpful. Saying that, I am pretty sure it is not Capsella (Though it certainly does resemble it!). The reason I say that is because it is not growing from a rosette at the base. I am leaning toward the Thlaspi. Thank you all again!

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
May 22, 2013 10:15 PM CST
Looks like a variety of Peppergrass, Genus Lepidium. Not sure what species that one would be. Lepidium virginicum seems to be the most widely distributed.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 23, 2013 8:22 AM CST
For photo comparison, here's the link to Lepidium virginicum: Virginia Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum) which doesn't quite look like a match to me but my eyes are sooo Not good at comparing photo's.

Leftwood's suggestion of Thlaspi arvense ("Field Pennycress") sure looks more like a match to my eyes but then again, my eyes are getting old. Smiling

http://www.google.com/search?q=thlaspi+arvense&hl=en&tbm=isc...

If it turns out to be Thlaspi arvense the ATP database sure could use photo's!:

Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
May 23, 2013 4:56 PM CST
It seems that the notched seed pod is a diagnostic feature of Thlaspi.

I don't think Lepidum ever has notches.
http://delawarewildflowers.org/plant.php?id=1133
http://herbariovirtualbanyeres.blogspot.com/2010/06/lepidium...

Pics aren't good enough for a definite ID good enough to go into the data base. We don't even know where Castle Rock is!
Can you remedy that in your profile, Benny?
Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
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bennysplace
May 23, 2013 5:30 PM CST
Thank you all so much for your continued help with this. I think what I may do is uproot one of them and scan it in.

@Leftwood . . . . I cannot believe I left off Colorado! My apologies. I have definitely fixed that.

Whatever they are, I like them so they get to stay. They are not overly aggressive and fit in well with the 'weed' grass that was planted by the birds throwing it from their feeder. :)

If it helps at all, these plants are growing primarily in the same area where the other discarded seed planted. Perhaps it grew from that?

Thank you all again so much!
Benny
Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
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bennysplace
May 24, 2013 1:15 PM CST
Hi there all,

As promised, here is a scan of this plant. I apologize if it is a bit dark. I opted not to close the lid on the scanner. I hope this helps. I thank you all for your continued help1

Sincerely,
Benny


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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
May 25, 2013 9:27 PM CST
It sure seems like T. arvense to me. It's a non-aggressive weed here also.

Seed pods are great for dried arrangements!

Gee, I didn't even know you could just lay something on a scanner and it could possible work.
It really worked out well, IMO!
Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
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bennysplace
May 26, 2013 12:48 PM CST
I think this is what it shall be named. Smiling I love it. It is a welcome guest. It is staying put in an area that retains moisture with the tall grasses. Thank you so much for all the help on this! Truly!

Wishing you all the very best,
Benny

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