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Apr 19, 2021 10:47 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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https://garden.org/learn/libra...

When I click on "corn speedwell", there is a picture that I took. Not because I consider this plant a weed, but because I love it because it has some of the tiniest flowers one can find.
https://garden.org/learn/artic...

Another entry for "buttonweed" has another pic of mine, of a plant spotted in its' native range.
https://garden.org/learn/artic...

I'm happy to share any pic as an educational example but this context makes me uncomfortable because it associates me with designating these plants as weeds.

Justin's pic of carpetweed is also a plant spotted in its' native range.


An entry for purslane discusses P. oleracea but has a pic by Ginger of P. umbraticola. At the bottom of the article it says, "Photo courtesy of Jenna Antonino DiMare, National Gardening Association"
Meanwhile, there's another article on this site touting the benefits of P. oleracea: https://garden.org/learn/artic...
It seems to be exclusively about P. oleracea but has a pic of P. umbraticola.
Comments on that particular poorly-written article, and the designation of P. oleracea as a "weed": The thread "Purslane Article" in Purslane and Portulaca forum

This article about "wild violets" says it is about V. papilionacea but has a pic of V. sororia.
https://garden.org/learn/artic...

"Morning glory" article says, "Morning glory (Ipomoea species) is a popular, annual, flowering vine that often becomes a serious weed in warm climates." Many/most Ipomoeas are perennial, such as the species pictured with the article (I. triloba). This genus includes sweet potatoes, and so many named cultivar vines that people go to great lengths and expense to cultivate. Within the same paragraph as the previous quote, there is this sentence, "When growing morning glories, locate them near ..." If it's a weed, why would someone be cultivating it? How confusing. An article discussing this enormous genus as a single "weed" entity is silly.

"Nimblewill" article says, "Nimblewill (Muhlenbergia shreberi) grows as a native perennial grass in moist places in the eastern half of North America..." and then goes on to suggest that one should replace it with "turf grass" and "better quality grasses." The pic accompanying the article is of M. lindheimeri, not M. shreberi.

If one is going to assemble such a list, why is "chameleon plant" (Houttuynia Cordata) not on this list, or Kudzu?

These articles are embarrassingly sloppy, unscientific, not specific enough to be helpful, and are not a good representation of or reflection on this site.
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Apr 19, 2021 5:21 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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The Weeds Library is one of those things that we inherited when we acquired the Garden.org website and we haven't updated it except to add a photo (from the database) to some articles here and there. Our team here did most of the photo selections and it sounds like some were incorrectly selected. I'll go through and find better matches soon.

Regarding your other comments, I agree with you. It's something that I've thought about updating for a long time, the only thing stopping me is the time it takes to update pages like that. I wonder if I made a system where the members could contribute their own edits directly into the weeds library, if that would be something some people would be interested in collaborating with? It's a very popular feature that could be very helpful to other members and visitors to the site. A lot of people google for weeds and end up in that section...
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Apr 20, 2021 11:19 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
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That makes sense, and sounds like a great idea! Thank you very much! Reading through the entries, it sounds like something a 'cide/lawn products company had written. I think gardeners could definitely offer more accurate info.
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Apr 28, 2022 7:22 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
This morning that purslane article is on the (or just my?) homepage. If the article can't be removed or edited, would it be too time-consuming to at least change the pic to show a pic of P. oleracea? Thank you for your wise consideration.
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Apr 28, 2022 8:34 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Today's purslane article doesn't seem to be from the Weeds Library. (On the other hand, though, the photo isn't P. oleracea, which the article is discussing.)
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Apr 28, 2022 8:52 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
Oooh, you're right, I saw the pic and jumped to a conclusion. Let me sit down & rest. ; ) I guess there are 2 articles with the same incorrect pic. Thank you!
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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