Plant ID forum: Friend or Foe (2)

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 4, 2013 12:10 PM CST
I'm pretty sure that this is a weed, but I'm often wrong about these things! Any help on an ID would be appreciated!

Plant is about 8 inches tall, and I'm not sure if it grows taller or not.
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Close-up of flower head, which is about the size of a marble
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Flower stem
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Leaves
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jun 5, 2013 5:02 AM CST
I pull these as weeds.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 5, 2013 6:54 AM CST
Looks like shepherd's purse, Capsella, introduced.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsella_%28plant%29
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CABU2

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 5, 2013 10:20 AM CST
Opp, I'm not so sure that it's Capsella, but it does look similar. This one has many leaves growing on the flower stems, and the pictures I looked at for Capsella don't. I'm pretty sure that I do have Capsella growing here in another area though, and didn't have a name for it.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jun 7, 2013 1:56 PM CST
The seed pods will help identify it.

Lepidium?
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 7, 2013 2:55 PM CST
Whatever it is, we have it growing here, too, and I yank it as a weed. We ALSO have Capsella, and yes, it's taller and lankier.
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 7, 2013 3:10 PM CST
Rick, I think you got it! Thanks for the name!

Thanks to everyone for looking! I'm yanking it before it goes to seed! The last thing I need is more weeds!
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 7, 2013 3:34 PM CST
It's actually kind of pretty, but it does tend to be fruitful and multiply.... Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 7, 2013 3:47 PM CST
I think it's kind of pretty too, but not pretty enough to keep it. I keep expecting to find it everyone, but it's only in the flower bed.
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