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badgerfan
Jul 10, 2016 10:28 AM CST
I live in south central Wisconsin and have this plant growing on/along trails on my property. The soil is sandy and the plant is growing in shade as well as sun. It has come up on newly seeded trails as well as off the trails. It looks like it would be spiny, but it is not. It has a clump root system and is easy to pull out. It mostly grows in patches, but I do find single plants as well.

I have identified my mystery plant as Pilewort

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 10, 2016 11:38 AM CST
I have a similar plant growing here, but, alas, I don't know what it is. I hope someone comes up with a solution.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2016 11:42 AM CST
I really don't know for certain but it kind of reminds me of Thorn Apple (Datura stramonium) which is found in Wisconsin.

http://www4.uwsp.edu/biology/courses/plantid/cp-dicot-c/cp-d...

http://jimbotany.com/Monastery_Plants/Datura%20stramonium.ht...
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Have you ever seen flowers? Other possibilities are:
Pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus)
Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 10, 2016 1:17 PM CST
I don't think we have it yet...
Porkpal
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badgerfan
Jul 10, 2016 2:31 PM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]Have you ever seen flowers? Other possibilities are:
Pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus)
Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)

Thanks for the suggestions plantlady, but it is not jimsonweed, pigweed or lambsquarters.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 10, 2016 2:35 PM CST
I agree Definitely not Jimson Weed. I'm surrounded by those.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jul 10, 2016 2:57 PM CST
Looks closer to wild lettuce to me.
Name: Feng Xiao Long
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XiaoLong
Jul 10, 2016 4:42 PM CST
I think ts a kind of asteraceae weed.
Erechtites hieraciifolius maybe ? Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2016 7:42 PM CST
XiaoLong may be on the right track; check out American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius)
More photos for comparison here: https://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/herbarium/Vascular_plants/...
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badgerfan
Jul 10, 2016 8:02 PM CST
I have finally identified my mystery plant, after several hours of internet searches I finally found a picture. It is?? Pilewort - Erechtites hieracifolia. It does look similar to wild lettuce, but the leaves have pointed tips and more edges. I am 100% sure this is what I have growing. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.
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badgerfan
Jul 10, 2016 8:05 PM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]XiaoLong may be on the right track; check out American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius)
More photos for comparison here: ]https://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/herbarium/Vascular_plants/...

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