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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 27, 2021 6:02 PM CST
Weeds and more weeds. I like to photograph and document my weeds. Most of my weeds do better than my cultivated plants:) Please share photos of your weeds (aka wildflowers).

Sonchus asper (L.) Hill 7/2021 SPINY SOWTHISTLE- (Sowthistle Weed) SPINY SOWTHISTLE, Mature size: 3', yellow, USDA Hardiness Zone HA, Michigan Bloom Month 9a, In Garden Bed W1 for 24.3 YEARS (Native). Planted in 1997.

University of Michigan: Roadsides, railroads; a weed of cultivated fields and gardens; disturbed sites, including gravel pits, construction sites; disturbed deciduous forests, especially along trails and recent clearings; shores, marshy ground, river banks. Collected by the First Survey (1838) in Lenawee Co. and by 1888 collected in Keweenaw Co., so obviously long established in Michigan.

This species seems to set fruit well in this area, so the distinctive very compressed and smooth achenes are often available for positive identification. The large almost coiled auricles are often striking, especially as they, like the rest of the leaf margin, have prickles that tend to be longer, stiffer, and more numerous than in the other two species. Occasional plants with gland-tipped hairs as in S. arvensis var. arvensis may be called f. glandulosus Beckh.

Stems - To +1m tall ,erect, herbaceous, from taproot, fistulose, purplish, glabrous, glaucous, with milky sap, single or multiple from base, branching, often carinate.

2020 note: Very common weed in my gardens. Easy to pull. Starts flowering at the beginning of September in SE Michigan. If you let it grow, it gets to 4 feet by September. Goes to seed quickly.

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2016, 20,21:

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Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
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Peggy8b
Jul 27, 2021 7:51 PM CST
Since you asked, here ya go. None other than common nuisance weeds here in the city, but lots down at our getaway cabin in Central TX (near Bryan/College Station).

This one found on our rural property I had to pick to ID on my computer. Learned it is a Propeller flower (Alophia drummondii). Only specimen ever seen on the property in 5 years ownership.
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Here are other weeds/wildflowers down there:
Rumex (common sorrel)
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Texas Groundsel


Pink Oxalis (wood sorrel)
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Ipomopsis rubra


Bull Nettle


Wild Blackeyed Susans by the millions
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Cowpen Daisies with Spotted Monarda in front
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Edwards Plateau Spiderworts (a few of the larger giant spiderworts, too)
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Mullein


Passiflora incarnata


Prickly Poppies
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Solid red blanket flowers
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Purple thistles


Wild violets
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Rose Gentian (picked and trying to get going in a pot)
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Name: brenda reith
pennsauken, nj (Zone 7a)
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Jul 28, 2021 10:49 AM CST
Peggy, Ladybird would be in love with your "weeds" and I'd have everyone of them in my garden. No Paintbrush or "bonnets"? just beautiful. you're lucky. Lovey dubby
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purpleinopp
Jul 28, 2021 12:37 PM CST
Sometimes a plant jumps over the line after I put it in the ground, but I don't think of plants I'm cultivating as weeds. If it's pretty &/or I see bees, butterflies, or hummers visiting it, I usually leave it alone, at least until the blooms are finished.

Some plants are "weedy" but don't bother me if they're easy to dig out of the way, like spiderwort and violets. These natives are welcome between bought and propagated plants unless/until I want their spot, then I pop 'em out and pop the other plant in its' place.


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Fox Valley, North America (Zone 5a)
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Jul 28, 2021 1:57 PM CST
frankrichards16 said:Weeds and more weeds. I like to photograph and document my weeds. Most of my weeds do better than my cultivated plants:) Please share photos of your weeds (aka wildflowers).

Sonchus asper (L.) Hill 7/2021 SPINY SOWTHISTLE- (Sowthistle Weed) SPINY SOWTHISTLE, Mature size: 3', yellow, USDA Hardiness Zone HA, Michigan Bloom Month 9a, In Garden Bed W1 for 24.3 YEARS (Native). Planted in 1997.


Without a doubt some of the best predatory insect bait you could have in the yard. I love the whole lot, but prefer Arvensis for the table.. I never feel bad about harvesting it.

I'm pressed to find any S. asper remaining in the yard now, and these few Common Sowthistle (S. oleraceus) have needed watering a few times this year.
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I may have watered the Perennial Sowthistle (S. arvensis) once too, not that it needed it.. Ours can get over 2 meters, which these have done. They do tend to be a little wind tender at this height, and I usually cut them back as they flop.






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Really only one weed I can think of my yard, just let it try to flourish. I have a good deal of respect for the fortitude of Cirsium arvense.. Tough as they come.




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You either serve the whole, or you serve the hole.. The difference can be subtle if you don't pay attention.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Jul 29, 2021 6:55 AM CST
Portulaca oleraceae 7/2021 Purslane- (Weed) Purslane, Mature size: 1in, yellow, USDA Hardiness Zone A, Michigan Bloom Month -, In Garden Bed W1 for 24.3 YEARS (Native). Planted in 1997.

Missouri Botanical Garden: Portulaca oleracea is commonly known as purslane or moss rose. Although purslane is grown as a vegetable (stems and leaves) in some parts of the world, many American gardeners know it best as a prostrate, summer annual lawn weed that produces small non-showy yellow flowers. It is only certain large-flowered cultivars that elevate this plant into the realm of the ornamental. Those cultivars feature 2" diameter flowers in orange, yellow, red, pink, white and bicolors. Plants typically grow 4-8" tall and spread to 15" wide. Flowers bloom summer to frost. Flowers do not open on cloudy or rainy days. Spatulate to ovate, flat, fleshy leaves (to 1.25" long). Some plants sold in commerce as cultivars of P. oleracea are actually P. umbraticola.

Purslane is native to India and Persia and has spread throughout the world as an edible plant and as a weed. Many cultures embrace purslane as a food. Seeds of purslane have been known to stay viable for 40 years.

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 29, 2021 7:27 AM CST
I am glad the seeds can remain viable for so long because I just ordered some.
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
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Jul 29, 2021 8:43 AM CST
My Mom gets the purslane that has those big pink flowers. So pretty. We don't seem to get that one if we do get purslane (I think we get spotted spurge more than purslane).
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 29, 2021 8:56 AM CST
I have that too, but it takes so long to propagate enough to be the ground cover around taller plants. I can't buy that many plants.

Look at the gorgeous one I found this spring!


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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
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Jul 29, 2021 10:22 AM CST
Wow! I've never seen one like that!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Jul 29, 2021 11:12 AM CST
I had seen that gorgeous purslane in pics in 2016 or 7, but figured I'd never actually see one. I was shocked to see it (and the PRICE!) Had to have it anyway. I snipped all of the stems from the shady side and have about a dozen little starts in the ground, but I could use so many more to shade the ground around taller plants. It's going to take a few more yrs before I will have been able to get solid covers of perennials going. They're expensive & I like unusual ones, it's been slow going.

I also have commitment issues about using all of the space. Where would I impulsively stick new plants and "annuals" if there's no more empty space? It's part of the reason I have a problem with chamber bitters in particular, and another, taller Phyllanthus. Open spaces in full sun. Something as low-growing, pretty, and easy to pull should I want that spot for something else, and worthy of tossing bits into various savory dishes to boost nutritive value, as purslanes are the perfect solution.

Still can't get a definitive answer about using P. umbraticola culinarily, in addition to P. oleracea. Many pics of P. umbraticola "out there" label it P. oleracea. Because P. umbraticola was accidentally and incorrectly sold AS P. oleracea for a long time, I don't remember exactly but more than a decade, it's reasonable to assume that it would be well-known by now to "not eat the pretty ones" if there was a noticeable difference.

I've taken pics of most of my weeds at various times...

If you want something green growing on top of your landscape fabric, meet my least favorite garden resident lately. No, not my landscape fabric. This was @ my mom's house. Somehow this stuff ended up in my yard, I think from a load of leaves. She has too many, I have not enough.
Chamber Bitter (Phyllanthus urinaria)


I get sprouts of this, thorny berry vine that respects no known boundaries. Not difficult to pull when spotted early, but requires getting the stem @ soil level to avoid the thorns, even on a young plant with just a few leaves. Glad there's not any established in our mowed area like in this pic:


Dollarweed is so cute, but it never stops growing in a line, branching @ each node into infinity. I don't enjoy observing it (digging it up) in my yard, but it's beautiful to canoe through masses of it. An aquatic plant but determined, able to stay alive in what seems to me like an often very dry flower bed.



This vine usually only gets negative comments but it's a native, and really likes our CL fence, which was not busy doing anything else.
Peppervine (Ampelopsis arborea)

Betony. Early in the spring, it seems like it's going to take over the world, gotta dig it up, maybe just give up on gardening... but then on the first really warm day, it's suddenly gone. Poof. Hard to find the roots, but if you do, they're tasty, like a mild and slightly sweet radish. Gets a LOT of activity from bees, butterflies. I've come to really love it since it provides a lot of action when not much else is going on yet, then politely exits the stage for the late spring - summer show to get underway.


About the same time, chickweed (Stellaria media) and cleavers are doing their thing. They also disappear very quickly.
Cleavers (Galium aparine)

And then there's grass, bahiagrass, Bermuda, St. Augustine, torpedo grass, nutsedge, something that looks like a fern but has burrs, and others whose names aren't suitable for polite company. Our "lawn" has only these and various other plants that aren't "nice grass".
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Jul 30, 2021 6:05 PM CST
I have a hard time remembering the name of this weed. The common name is Pellitory??? Really? Why not Nettle Pettle or something like that? At any rate it is super easy to pull. It sticks to your hand or glove and you just gently pull. Only problem is the number of pulls. I have had a ton of these weeds this year.

Parietaria pensylvanica 6/2021 Pennsylvania Pellitory- (Native) Pennsylvania Pellitory, Mature size: 6-12in., Leaves are thin, 1 to 3 inches long, up to ยฝ inch wide, mostly lance-shaped with a blunt or pointed tip, toothless, sparsely hairy, on a stalk up to 1 inch long, alternately attached, USDA Hardiness Zone HA, Michigan Bloom Month -, In Garden Bed W1 for 0 DAYS (Native). Planted in 2021.

Minn Wildflowers: Pennsylvania Pellitory is generally considered a (native) urban weed, popping up in disturbed soil along the sides of buildings, woods and thickets, and gardens. It has a preference for light shade and can form colonies where there is little competition. I first noticed it in my own suburban back yard after clearing out an area to plant new shrubs. It is a persistent annual but not very aggressive like invasive species are. It is similar in structure to Three-seeded Mercury (Acalypha rhomboidea) which is a larger plant with toothed leaves. It is also in the same family as Stinging Nettle, but does not have stinging hairs.

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2021:

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Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
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Jul 31, 2021 10:10 AM CST
breith95 said:Peggy, Ladybird would be in love with your "weeds" and I'd have everyone of them in my garden. No Paintbrush or "bonnets"? just beautiful. you're lucky. Lovey dubby


@ breith95, no bluebonnets (yet). We get the odd bit of paint brush at our entrance gate and along the 1/4 mile access pathway we use to get onto the main property from the county road. Bluebonnets are SOOO hard to get to germinate, even pricking with a needle and soaking, that I've never succeeded at it despite trying 3-4 times.

Had some 'Bonnets at my last house across town I lived in 5 years ago. Thumb of 2021-07-31/Peggy8b/0a9d7b. People would stop and take photographs in my front yard there even though the patch of them was fairly small. But there are none at my current city house or on this rural property an hour away. But there are so manys other wildflowers I don't miss the 'Bonnets, although we DO love all things BLUE. Smiling


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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Aug 2, 2021 6:13 PM CST
Digitaria ischaemum 7/2021 Smooth Crabgrass- (Weed) Smooth Crabgrass, Mature size: 1-3in., prostrate, USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Michigan Bloom Month -, In Garden Bed W1 for 0 DAYS (Native). Planted in 2021.

Summer annual weed grass, having a prostrate or ascending growth habit, with leaves and sheaths that do not have hairs and stems that do not root at the nodes. Found throughout the United States.

Very aggressive weed in my SE Michigan garden. Also in the lawn.

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Aug 5, 2021 5:11 PM CST
What's up, doc?

Daucus carota 8/2021 Queen Anne's Lace- () Queen Anne's Lace, aka Wild Carrot, Mature size: 4', white, USDA Hardiness Zone Bi, Michigan Bloom Month 7a, In Garden Bed W2 for 9.0 YEARS (Native). Planted in 2012.

ncsu: Queen Anne's Lace is a summer biennial wildflower in the carrot family that was introduced from Europe and is considered invasive in some states including North Carolina. It has naturalized in many states and can be found in sun to partial shade along roadsides, old fields, and waste places.

The 2-4 foot tall umbels of white flowers appear in its second year of growth from mid-summer to mid-fall and have a lacy look. The basal rosette consists of 5-inch long arching leaves with a few leaves occurring alternately up the main stem.

Common plant (weed) in the garden and lawn. It was introduced from Europe, and the carrots that we eat today were cultivated from this plant. It is a biennial plant. Never ate the root.

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2012, 15, 16, 21:

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Aug 19, 2021 10:55 AM CST
Senna hebecarpa 8/2021 Wild Senna- () Wild Senna, Mature size: 3', 2-4 ft. Perennial, USDA Hardiness Zone 5, Michigan Bloom Week ISO WW32, In Garden Bed W3 for 1 DAYS (Native). Planted in 2021.

Illinois Wildflower: This herbaceous perennial plant is largely unbranched and up to 6' tall. The stout central stem is light green, and slightly hairy in the upper stem and at the base of the upper compound leaves. The compound leaves are evenly pinnate with about 5-10 pairs of leaflets. The gray-green to medium green leaflets are individually up to 2ยฝ" long and ยพ" across. Each leaflet is oblong or elliptic-oblong and smooth along the margins; it has a small pointed tip and a short petiolule (basal stalklet) that is 1/8" (3 mm.) in length or less. On the upper side of a petiole near its base is a small club-shaped gland; it is ovoid or dome-shaped above a short stalk. This gland secretes nectar to attract certain kinds of insects (see below for more information). At the base of each petiole, there is a pair of small linear-lanceolate stipules; they are tardily deciduous.



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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Aug 19, 2021 11:26 AM CST
I have a hard time calling natives weeds, especially when they're so attractive!
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Aug 22, 2021 5:07 AM CST
Phytolacca americana 8/2021 Pokeweed- () Pokeweed, Mature size: 4-5', Whitish-green flowers, USDA Hardiness Zone 4

Common pokeweed Phytolacca americana, a native of North America. Perennial weed often found in pastures as well as fence-rows, rights-of-way, reduced-tillage row crop fields, and wooded areas. It occurs from Maine to Florida and as far west as Texas. And, of course in my garden. Perennial in Michigan. Quick kill with Roundup. Berries have considerable ecological value to many songbirds.

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2012, 14, 15, 21:

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SunnyinMichigan
Aug 22, 2021 5:45 AM CST
Frank, I really appreciate the way you've laid out your examples. Enough generalized data, and also your own observations. And, it is very helpful to have both close-ups and whole plant/plant in its site photos.

Poke-weed: I leave it in some places for the birds, and its vigorous, colorful height is a glorious sight. I have found it takes two or more applications of Roundup to eliminate an adult plant -- it must have quite the root reserves.
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Boiling water will kill pokeweed. Or just digging it up, if it is unwanted.
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