Plant ID forum: Weed ID, Please

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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 9, 2017 6:39 PM CST
This seems like it should be easy to identify, but I don't know it...
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And can anyone confirm...is this "smartweed"?:
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Sep 9, 2017 7:33 PM CST
That first one has to be a Geranium of some kind.
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Muddy1
Sep 9, 2017 9:37 PM CST
The second one may be Persicaria pensylvanica (Pennsylvania Smartweed): Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Sep 10, 2017 9:10 PM CST
The first one reminds me to the annual baby's breath, Gypsophila elegans. agree with other for the second plant.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 11, 2017 10:20 AM CST
I actually have baby's breath in that pot,maybe you are seeing leaves from that in the picture? I am pretty certain that the white-flowered weed in the foreground is not baby's breath, though; it is quite different from the baby's breath that is present....far larger blooms, different shape, and with some coloring in the middle of the bloom.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 11, 2017 10:41 AM CST
This is a close up of Tofi's suggestion of Gypsophila elegans:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...:

Can you show a sideways picture of your plant if that's not it, so we can see the whole thing?
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Sep 11, 2017 12:11 PM CST
There are other species of Gypsophila. That is what came to mind for me for the first one.
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 11, 2017 12:47 PM CST
Ahhh.....now I see what you guys mean. I think you are onto something with the gypsophila! Here are some more pictures. If it is a Gypsophila, it makes me want to collect seeds, weed or not! It's pretty, and it's Gypsophila (we think!)...

(The description for smartweed scares me, so I will probably quash that plant before it goes to seed, even though it is very attractive, in my opinion.)



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Here is a picture of nearby baby's breath....cousins in the same pot, perhaps?
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Edited to add: I misspoke about the neighbor flower's identity....it is sweet alyssum. My brain just doesn't work lately. They do say that sweets addle the brain and give you 'brain fog'...perhaps I can blame the plant! LoL
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Sep 11, 2017 12:55 PM CST
I agree, about both.

The other plant looks like this one, "sweet" Alyssum:
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

IDK where the "sweet" comes from. The smell of these blooms is repugnant to me.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 11, 2017 1:03 PM CST
I agree with Tiffany, the other plant is Alyssum.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 11, 2017 1:06 PM CST
Tiffany, no question about the sweet alyssum, my fault on the mix-labeling on that. I am not sure why I called it baby's breath except that my brain doesn't function anymore, apparently. I bought that sweet alyssum from seed a few years ago and it occasionally pops up in weird places. I have a love/hate relationship with its fragrance. Some days I think it smells delicious and beautiful, but other days it is so fragrant that it smells like I am drowning in a pool of honey and it is overwhelming.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Sep 11, 2017 1:36 PM CST
LOL! Your nose is lucky. I've only ever smelled something revolting!

I say the wrong thing a lot more often than I used to. Really, it's amazing that my battered, well-worn memory cells can still do anything I need.
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