Plant ID forum: What is this?

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Apr 28, 2016 8:30 AM CST
This picture is something that has recently popped up in my dad's garden and we are unsure of what it is. Any ideas?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Apr 28, 2016 8:32 AM CST Admin

It could be Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense)
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Apr 28, 2016 11:30 AM CST
I agree It could be
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Apr 28, 2016 11:42 AM CST
I'd venture to say that whatever it is you do not want it. Start now to eradicate it. Looks very invasive
Name: James
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
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Apr 29, 2016 6:12 AM CST
Oh no, RHIZOMES! Whatever it is, you definitely want to fully remove it. Those below ground tuber-like horizontal roots called Rhizomes will be your worst nightmare if that is something you want to eradicate. The rhizomes spread underground searching for new property, all the while popping up new leaflets/ stems along the way.
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