Plant ID forum: Field weed -- striking color

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 14, 2012 5:26 PM CST
Growing in north central Fl. zone 8. Grows in full sun to pretty good shade. The more sun, the redder the bloom; the shade growing ones have almost white bloom. These blooms are so very tiny individually that it's hard even for me to see them with the naked eye. I'm not sure we can really even see the bloom itself. I suspect what we see are actually bracts of a type. They are shaped mol like a star shape & may hide the actual bloom inside the "star balloon".







I have more photos if these aren't enough.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 14, 2012 5:29 PM CST
Rumex, I think.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 14, 2012 5:56 PM CST

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Definitely Rumex.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 14, 2012 5:58 PM CST
Good call Hetty! Thumbs up

Rumex acetosella -- red sorrel

Thank you! That was mighty fast. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 14, 2012 5:59 PM CST
Thanks for the second on that Dave. Big Grin
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 14, 2012 6:17 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Smiling
Name: Terri
virginia (Zone 7a)
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dragonfly53
Apr 25, 2013 10:58 AM CST
I just found out that Red Sorrel is a sign of high acid soil per my local extension office. I have a lot of it, unfortunately, and have to amend the soil enough with lime every year to be able to grow plants that need a more alkaline environment.
Terri
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