Plant ID forum: New weed

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Nov 4, 2015 11:33 AM CST
I have noticed a new weed here in the last couple years. I have two spots among my flower beds where they are growing like crazy. In the past I just pulled them and that was it. Yesterday I happened to be digging out some quack grass rhizomes, and noticed that these things have runners or rhizomes like quack grass. Now I know why they weren't stopped by any pre-emergent herbicide. I have never seen a bloom on them or flower of any kind. Here are some pictures of them. Anyone know what they are called? I spent several hours digging out every bit of root that I could find yesterday.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Nov 4, 2015 1:08 PM CST
May be a Rumex. Compare to sheep sorrel, R. acetosella.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 4, 2015 6:07 PM CST
One picture has a similar leaf, but it's only about 3 or 4 inches tall, and doesn't seem to get taller or develop any bloom.
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Nov 4, 2015 10:00 PM CST
Looks like Red Sorrel, or as my mother calls it, Sour Grass. Nasty stuff with runners underground. Can't get rid of it.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 5, 2015 3:58 AM CST
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/invasive_plants/weeds/sheep-sorr...

Yes, after looking at this web page, I think it's this plant. I understand it's edible, but can kill livestock if they eat too much of it. I see that there are people selling the seeds on line to unsuspecting victims.
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Nov 6, 2015 6:16 PM CST
I think that is awful, selling seeds of this!!! But, I have bought seeds of what I later found out were very invasive plants. Found out before Green Grin! and after Grumbling planting.

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