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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 6, 2017 12:57 PM CST
While weeding my rockery, I found this pretty little plant, which I'm scouring my native guide to try to ID. I love the little puffballs and hope it will re-seed itself, and that I'll be able to remember/recognize it before it flowers. Any help?


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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Aug 6, 2017 1:37 PM CST
It reminds me of Bunny Tails grass, Lagurus ovatus.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 6, 2017 1:45 PM CST
I initially searched the database using grass and tail as key words and came up with that as well. But I don't think the leaves match up.
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wildflowers
Aug 6, 2017 3:16 PM CST
Do the leaves look trifoliate? There's another plant called Rabbit's foot clover. Hmm, I thought I had a picture of some but it's not in the database...

Rabbitfoot Clover (Trifolium arvense)
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greene
Aug 6, 2017 3:25 PM CST
I agree
I agree, it looks like Rabbit's Foot Clover.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 7, 2017 8:44 AM CST
Thanks, that does look like a match and I'll mark it as solved. Researching the invasiveness issue - this is a Eurasian native that has been introduced in my region although it is unclear how much of a problem it has become. Not on any of the invasive species lists, but is clearly not native so I guess I'll pull it. Pity, it is a pretty little thing.
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DaisyI
Aug 7, 2017 9:23 AM CST
Why are you going to pull it if you like it and its not on the invasive list? Confused
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 7, 2017 9:47 AM CST
Because I am trying to encourage native plants over invasives. Even though it is not on 'a list' now it could very well become a problem. When researching it, I found one US map with the plant rather scattered here and there, with none in my particular county. Another one showed it much more widespread, and in my county and two others north of me (which were free of it in the first map). Reminded me a bit of that dang Eurasian dove that is driving out my native mourning doves. Best to not encourage it. A good alternative might be bear grass, which is native for me and similar in appearance.
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