Plant ID forum: I can't kill it. What is it?

Views: 298, Replies: 11 » Jump to the end
Utah (Zone 7a)
Image
SpringGreenThumb
Apr 22, 2018 3:28 PM CST

Thumb of 2018-04-22/SpringGreenThumb/995eab

Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Garden Photography Plant Identifier
Image
Silversurfer
Apr 22, 2018 3:37 PM CST
It is a species of Stellaria.
Probably Stellaria media...common name Chickweed.

https://utahpests.usu.edu/ipm/...

http://www.efloras.org/object_...
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
Image
Horntoad
Apr 22, 2018 3:39 PM CST
Looks like chickweed to me also.
wildflowersoftexas.com



Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Apr 22, 2018 3:45 PM CST
I agree, Chickweed (Stellaria media) which is present in many parts of North America!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Plant Identifier Raises cows Roses Farmer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
porkpal
Apr 22, 2018 3:50 PM CST
It will die back when it gets hot enough.
Porkpal
Italy
Image
victorialuz
Apr 22, 2018 4:34 PM CST
If you can't kill it, then eat it nodding

A fairly common addition to salads, in this part of the world (can be consumed cooked as well) Sticking tongue out
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Apr 22, 2018 5:25 PM CST
I forgot about it's edibility ... I've read that some people do add it to salads but I'd be wary of eating it if you use any chemicals of any type on your property. Blinking
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Italy
Image
victorialuz
Apr 22, 2018 5:30 PM CST
plantladylin said:I forgot about it's edibility ... I've read that some people do add it to salads but I'd be wary of eating it if you use any chemicals of any type on your property. Blinking


Right! For me, the only form of pest-control is ladybugs Rolling my eyes.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Apr 22, 2018 5:31 PM CST
victorialuz said:For me, the only form of pest-control is ladybugs Rolling my eyes.

Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Region: Tennessee Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses Ferns
Hostas Foliage Fan Bromeliad Heucheras Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Image
quercusnut
Apr 22, 2018 9:14 PM CST
You can kill it. Takes persistence though.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
purpleinopp
Apr 23, 2018 7:58 AM CST
Very shallowly rooted, try raking &/or hoeing instead of pulling, if you don't want to do that many "deep bends." If you wait until it drops seeds everywhere, you'll be doing it again next spring.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Region: Tennessee Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses Ferns
Hostas Foliage Fan Bromeliad Heucheras Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Image
quercusnut
Apr 23, 2018 10:46 AM CST
Me? I would put down Preen or other pre-emergent next spring.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Tulip River"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.