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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
May 21, 2020 5:23 PM CST
Both of these weed emerge early and bloom out before the basic grasses (Bahia and Bermuda) get going. Most prevalent in a dry spring. seems to be a bumper crop this year. They seem to like the same conditions and share the same patches in the lawn.
Thumb of 2020-05-21/farmerdill/353790 This plant grows taller (5-6 inches)


Thumb of 2020-05-21/farmerdill/d785d9 This more of a low growing sprawler. The next photo is of a group blooming


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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 22, 2020 7:08 AM CST
I have a lot of that first one too, but I don't know what it is.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 22, 2020 7:24 AM CST
the first is a usable herb... commonly known as rabbit tobacco... there are so many similar plants that winnowing down to exact taxonomic plant would take time.
likely you have several different ones, same as I do.

bottom plant is different, I'm not finding it with google, and have run out of time this morning... only specific thing I can say about it... a gopher tortoise was browsing both at my house a few days ago...

neither one bothers me enough to do more than thin from the vegetable patch... and... the rabbit tobacco is a host plant for the american lady butterfly.
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
May 22, 2020 8:03 AM CST
Thanks. waiting on the second one. their similarities make me think they are kinfolk. There seems to be several plants commonly called rabbit tobacco. No 1 appears to be Sweet Everlasting (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium)
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 23, 2020 7:59 AM CST
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Check it out!

The bottom plant... I've run across it's name... but it is still eluding my attempts to name it...

Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 23, 2020 8:06 AM CST
Found it!
Annual trampweed (Facelis retusa)

Annual Trampweed (Facelis retusa)
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 23, 2020 8:06 AM CST
Apparently the tortoise considers it edible too.
Porkpal
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 23, 2020 8:12 AM CST
Yeah, but... I've also seen them browse squash plants and cnidoscolus stimulosus!
I'm not following those guys around to identify edibles...

Here's a neat discussion about trampweed!

https://bwwellsassociation.wor...

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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
May 23, 2020 10:06 AM CST
Thanks again. Great photo of the box turtle.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 24, 2020 11:42 AM CST
Not a box turtle...
That's a gopher tortoise!

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