Plant ID forum: Leek seeds bought online come with weeds!

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Name: Steve Jeannie Bolstridge
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SteveandJeannie
Dec 5, 2015 1:50 PM CST
I made the mistake of ordering an unspecified variety of leek seeds from the online giant beginning with A. I'm including a photo of this weed with a very long root and nodules attached to the root. I repent and promise to order seeds only from businesses on the Green Pages!!! Does anyone know what kind of weeds these are? Thanks so much!
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purpleinopp
Dec 6, 2015 3:27 PM CST
Looks like some kind of grass.
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JRsbugs
Dec 6, 2015 4:47 PM CST
Vetch is a member of the pea family which make nitrogen fixing nodules on the roots. Do you have vetch growing nearby which might have set itself?

http://www.gmo-safety.eu/focus/1413.nitrogen-efficiency-gene...

Name: Steve Jeannie Bolstridge
Fitzgerald, Georgia (Zone 8b)
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SteveandJeannie
Dec 6, 2015 10:43 PM CST
Thank you very much Purpleinopp. I did an exhaustive search of images and forestry/garden PDFs, and from all that I seem to have Japanese Stiltgrass. So, it is a grass! I apologize for suggesting that it came in with the sad leek seeds. I'm sure that weed seeds can travel quite well without much help!!
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Name: Steve Jeannie Bolstridge
Fitzgerald, Georgia (Zone 8b)
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SteveandJeannie
Dec 6, 2015 10:48 PM CST
Thank you very much JRsbugs. I've seen vetch on our property. Your linked article was very interesting and timely in our understanding of the "nitrogen fixing" process. Thank you ! I apologize for suggesting that it came in with the sad leek seeds. I'm sure that weed seeds can travel quite well without much help!!
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Dec 7, 2015 5:27 PM CST
No apology needed! Uncultivated plants confound and amaze everyone. :+) Happy to suggest something to investigate. About all I know about any grass is that until I can kill it, I can't garden in that spot and the only good grass is that which is dead, so can't have any further input input for ID, but good luck!
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