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Apr 13, 2020 9:12 AM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
I am inundated with this weed. It get a yellow flower in the spring. The base is somewhat orange. It is kind of pretty but gets unsightly later in the summer. My fear is it is taking over. And i moved some ferns to a bank last yr and now i have these weeds everywhere. I think I will have to dig them out soon before the ferns appear. Any idea what they are? I live in NE PA.
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Apr 13, 2020 9:54 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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They look like baby Columbines. Do the flowers look like this?

Columbines (Aquilegia)
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Apr 13, 2020 10:09 AM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
No the flowers is just yellow. It won't flower for about another month.
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Apr 13, 2020 11:30 AM CST
Name: Mone
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I think those are young Stylophorum diphyllum, not Columbine.
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Apr 13, 2020 12:13 PM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
I googled that and that isn't it either. Both suggestions are prettier than what this is. I might have to wait until it flowers and then post another image. Thanks for your suggestions tho.
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Apr 13, 2020 1:16 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Apr 13, 2020 1:45 PM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
I wish it were as that is a pretty flower. No i checked and that isn't it either. I have taken another photo of a larger one.


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Apr 13, 2020 2:47 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Your new photo doesn't enlarge. Can you try again with a larger photo?
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Apr 13, 2020 2:53 PM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
Sure will try again.
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Apr 13, 2020 4:00 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Some kind of wild Brassica?
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Apr 13, 2020 4:10 PM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
It could be. If you break the plant off at the base, it is orange. I am trying to find out if that is the case with the wild cabbages. I will keep investigating. Thanks.
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Apr 13, 2020 4:13 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Does it have a cabbage smell?
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Apr 13, 2020 4:16 PM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
No. Does that mean it isn't in that family? My sense of smell is not very pronounced tho.
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Apr 13, 2020 4:18 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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It looks a lot like these photos of Brassica oleracea var. ramosa: https://plantsam.com/brassica-...
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Apr 13, 2020 4:25 PM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
I checked out those photos. In person the plant is somewhat different. I have one that has buds on it and it should bloom soon. I will take a photo then. Thanks for all your input.
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Apr 13, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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It really looks so familiar but I'm drawing a blank for an exact match.
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Apr 13, 2020 4:51 PM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
Well whatever it is i will be digging tons of them in my near future. Because they are taking over. I might have had a dozen in this area last yr. Now i might have twice that. Since we are all staying home, it will give me something to do!
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Apr 14, 2020 12:39 PM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
One of these plants bloomed today so i have a photo of a different one. Maybe it will be more recognizable?
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Apr 14, 2020 5:15 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Great photo! It looks so familiar. Can you take a better photo of a flower and, in a few days, a photo of a seed pod?
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Apr 14, 2020 5:21 PM CST
Name: Bobbie Hall
Jersey Shore PA (Zone 5a)
Sure. Will do.

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