Plant ID forum: Crazy Looking Weed #2

Views: 253, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
Image
Natalie
Apr 10, 2016 5:20 PM CST
This one is growing pretty close to the weed in my previous post (Crazy Looking Weed #1), and it is most likely related to the other one, but it is different enough that it may be something totally different. This one is also growing in my flower bed that was previously part of one of our hay fields. I haven't found it elsewhere on the property.

The flowers are pink, and very small. At first, I was thinking Miner's Lettuce, but that plant has white flowers. But, it is very possible that it is Miner's Lettuce with pink flowers. There is no milky sap, so I don't think it is a spurge. I tore it in half, and there is a clear fluid. Also, there seems to be almost little to no root system.

Any help is appreciated!

Thumb of 2016-04-10/Natalie/e36ba5

Thumb of 2016-04-10/Natalie/b82f58

Thumb of 2016-04-10/Natalie/053eca

Thumb of 2016-04-10/Natalie/c2e8b7
Natalie
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
Apr 10, 2016 5:37 PM CST
It is Miner's Lettuce.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
Image
Natalie
Apr 10, 2016 9:32 PM CST
Thanks Daisy. Have you seen it with pink flowers? I can't find any pictures with pink flowers, but the plant overall looks just like Miner's Lettuce to me.
Natalie
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Apr 11, 2016 3:56 AM CST
There are species with pink flowers, check the list of Claytonia in Montiaceae. Take particular note of the leaf shape which isn't completely split to the stem as C. sibirica appears to be.

http://web.ewu.edu/ewflora/EWFFamilyIndex-dicot.html#C




Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
Image
Natalie
Apr 11, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Thanks Janet! I'm only about 40 miles from the Eastern WA border, so that site is super helpful! Hurray!

I'm leaning toward Perfoliata, but I'll wait until mine blooms to make sure. In the meantime, I'll study the entries on the site a little more.

http://web.ewu.edu/ewflora/Montiaceae/Claytonia%20perfoliata...

There are a couple of pictures in the database here that look more like C. sibirica to me, and that had me confused. The shape of the leaves was all wrong for mine, but now that I've seen pictures of C. sibirica, I wonder if those pictures are attached to the wrong plant? Until about 3 days ago, I had never heard of Miner's Lettuce, so I've got no idea!

Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Natalie
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Apr 11, 2016 11:35 AM CST
I also think some photos are wrongly attributed to the wrong plant in the entry for C. perfoliata which is what I thought yours might be, although the leaves on yours are more deeply cut.

Kelli's photo looks like Claytonia parviflora ssp. parviflora, there seems to be some variation from plant to plant and there's also different subspecies which show some variation.

http://science.halleyhosting.com/nature/gorge/5petal/purslan...



There's even a site just for Claytonia! They are difficult, more than one species included in a 'complex' which means they are near impossible to separate. Where you can relate it to a certain location is obviously of some help but not conclusive.

The C. perfoliata complex, including also C. rubra and C. parviflora, is probably the most difficult group in section Limnia


https://claytonia.org/tag/claytonia-parviflora/

http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollectio...

There's several species listed on the above site with a lot of photos. click on the Claytonia link.

[Last edited by JRsbugs - Apr 11, 2016 11:38 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1112847 (6)
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Apr 11, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Reminds me of Claytonia too, how about C. sibirica which grows up your way?



http://www.luontoportti.com/suomi/en/kukkakasvit/siberian-sp...
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"