Plant ID forum: Weed not in common lists

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Name: Cowies Hill, Durban,

Mabel
Jun 28, 2016 11:42 PM CST
This fine weed spreads prolifically. Soft round leaves, tiny pointed buds. Sticks even to skin.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jun 29, 2016 12:28 AM CST
Welcome! Mabel
Sorry, I don't know your plant. Do you have a sharper picture? It is easier when you put it on a white sheet of paper, a picture of the whole plant would also be useful.
To take out the 2nd photo: at the right bottom of your post you click on the 'edit' button.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 29, 2016 5:07 AM CST
Welcome! Mabel. I'm not going to be of any help with South African weeds, but I'm putting in a request to move your question to the specific plant ID forum. If you can get a better picture, as Myriam suggested, and maybe also one of the whole plant, it should help.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 29, 2016 5:33 AM CST
Hi & welcome! I think your weed is this one:
Tropical Chickweed (Drymaria cordata)
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jun 29, 2016 5:47 AM CST
[quote="purpleinopp"]Hi & welcome! I think your weed is this one:
Tropical Chickweed (Drymaria cordata)
That looks like the one!

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 29, 2016 5:50 AM CST
I agree
Name: Cowies Hill, Durban,

Mabel
Jun 29, 2016 10:43 AM CST
Thank you so much. I presume I use a broadleaf weedkiller?
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 29, 2016 10:56 AM CST
I can't advise regarding 'cides but pulling & smothering kills it. Until something more eradicative can be done, mowing will at least help prevent some of its' seeds from maturing & falling on the ground, but it's very low to the ground, that won't help much. How big of an area do you have of it?
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miltonsmom
Jun 30, 2016 1:54 PM CST
Chickweed is listed as a favorite of canaries. If you are lucky to have one, it would be delighted to enjoy this weed, I'm sure.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 30, 2016 4:27 PM CST
Hi & welcome, @Miltonsmom!

Hopefully the info you read about feeding pets included the botanical name of the plants. There are quite a few plants referred to as various types of chickweed, from several different genera such as Stellaria, Cerastium, and the plant in this discussion, Drymaria. Edibility is usually very specific, down to species, so one wouldn't want to jump to an entirely different genus with an assumption of or any vagueness about edibility.

Interestingly the plant of this discussion, Drymaria cordata is edible for humans. No idea if that would include canaries, but could be most reliably/accurately checked using its' botanical name.
http://www.eattheweeds.com/drymaria-cordata-kissing-cousin-c...



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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 30, 2016 5:20 PM CST
Not sure on the car ID, but the engine is running and the car is not moving.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 30, 2016 5:50 PM CST
Hilarious! Hurray!
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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Jun 30, 2016 8:26 PM CST
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