Plant ID forum: Green Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata)

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Name: Christine
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Jul 21, 2015 3:15 PM CST
At first I thought this might be some species of galium but it has five petal flowers.

Maybe Mollugo verticillata? The pictures aren't the best, sorry about that.


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Jul 21, 2015 3:38 PM CST
I just put up some pics of that in the DB here, to compare. Tore them out before they became so developed as yours.
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Name: Christine
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Jul 21, 2015 3:43 PM CST
Thank you purple, I'll go take a look. Thumbs up
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dave
Jul 21, 2015 3:47 PM CST

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Sure look exactly like Green Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata) to me. It's a common weed here but it sure is easy to control.
Name: Christine
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Jul 21, 2015 4:45 PM CST
That must be it then, thank you Dave! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

I was hoping for cleavers as I'm always looking to see if a 'weed' plant is useful and/or edible and it looks like this one is. http://www.eattheweeds.com/car...

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