Plant ID forum: please help me for school

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critchie1860
Mar 6, 2017 4:03 PM CST
Hi! I found this weed and I need to identify it. Problem is that I have no clue what I'm doing. If it helps, I live in Western Central Florida. Thank you so much!
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DaisyI
Mar 6, 2017 5:32 PM CST
Welcome!

Is this a botany class?

Yes, it helps to know where a plant is living. It also helps to know what conditions it likes: sun/shade, wet/dry...

Look at the leaves, the way the leaves are attached to the stems, whether they are attached opposite one another or alternately. What is the pattern of veins and what shape is the leaf? What do the flowers look like? What does the fruit look like? What do the stems look like? Is it evergreen or deciduous? An annual or a perennial? Herbaceous or woody?

These are all things you will need to observe before you can make an identification.





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greene
Mar 6, 2017 6:27 PM CST
Not much information but I'll take a stab at it...
some type of Bidens. (?)

Bidens alba, B. pilosa, B. laevis, B. bipinnata. B. mitis are some that are found in Florida.

If you search online for plants in F;orida, don't call the plant a 'weed' - call it a 'wildflower' and you'll find better results.
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critchie1860
Mar 6, 2017 6:55 PM CST
Thanks guys! Yes, it's a Bio class. I'll look at it again
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plantladylin
Mar 6, 2017 7:15 PM CST
Hi critchie1860, Welcome!

Can you possibly break off a stem and post a photo showing more of stem and leaves?

My eyes aren't cooperating right now but it kinda of reminds me a little of Creeping Daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata)

It also reminds me a bit of stinging nettle: http://www.bing.com/images/sea...
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 6, 2017 7:44 PM CST
I was hoping we could guide critchie to an answer as this is a school project. I know we can name the plant in a few moments but what is critchie learning from this experience?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 6, 2017 8:06 PM CST
Sorry but this is the Plant ID Forum. When someone posts asking for the name/identity of a plant, other members usually try to help with giving a correct ID, or at least suggestions as to what the plant in question might be. I can't see enough of the plant to tell for sure but I was hoping we could narrow it down for critchie and then he/she could read and learn more about the plant.
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