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Aug 10, 2015 5:04 PM CST
|These were growing in a cluster behind a building. They all had individual roots and there were many of them. They look a lot like arugula. They also smell very pungent and sweet maybe slightly spicy. They are pinnate lobed and elliptic I think. I have searched through all my plant books and the internet for hours and have found nothing but arugula. I think they are very young and might eventually develop hairs. Maybe they will look very different someday. |
Help! It's driving me crazy! Can I eat them?
Aug 10, 2015 5:49 PM CST
|I think it is Western Ragweed, http://www.wildflower.org/gall...|
Even though it is called ambrosia I don't think it is edible.
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Aug 10, 2015 7:53 PM CST
|I agree, it looks like ragweed. Most likely Ambrosia psilostachya as Josephine suggested.|
Aug 11, 2015 3:09 AM CST
|More photos of Western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya) in or database for comparison.|
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Aug 13, 2015 7:09 AM CST
|Any chance this might be eupatorium greggii (conoclinium dissectum)?|
Aug 13, 2015 10:56 AM CST
|It's similar, but I don't think that is it.|