Plant ID forum: Weeds or plants

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Julieannac
May 15, 2017 6:14 PM CST
Does anyone know what these plants are? Weeds or plants? Sorry everyone. I live in the Central Valley, CA. I know that weeds are plants but what I meant was if they may be a plant that you might find at a nursery or a weed that may destroy the rest of your plants.


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Name: Janine
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janinilulu
May 15, 2017 6:24 PM CST
First pic = Portulaca oleracea/Purslane
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 15, 2017 6:41 PM CST
2nd photo might be a miner's lettuce. Knowing where these plants are located would help with an ID.

A weed is any plant that is growing were it shouldn't be. But sometimes, after you see it bloom, you might want to re-classify it.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 15, 2017 6:47 PM CST
I agree with all of the above comments!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 15, 2017 6:57 PM CST
Hi Juliannac, Welcome!

You don't say where these plants are growing, country or city but that being said, I agree, #1 looks a lot like Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) considered a weed by many here in Florida.

#2 I have no idea really but it reminds me of another weed found here in Florida, Carolina Ponysfoot (Dichondra carolinensis)
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Julieannac
May 15, 2017 7:26 PM CST
Thank you everyone. I live in the Central Valley, CA.
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 15, 2017 7:48 PM CST
Portulaca oleracea is considered a pest plant in Ca: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/WEEDS...

Upon doing a google search I found another Dichondra that is found in Ca. Dichondra micrantha: http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bi...

Many people grow Dichondra sp. as a ground cover plant and some like it as a lawn cover instead of grass.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 15, 2017 8:03 PM CST
That could be Dichondra. It's hard with no scale. Dichondra was a popular lawn replacement many years ago, but it is very water hungry, and not dense enough to choke/shade out weeds, so has fallen out of favor...especially since the drought started. In my area, it is a weed.

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