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Jun 1, 2018 7:20 AM CST
Name: Dan
NE Ohio (Zone 6a)
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I seem to find a new weed in the garden almost every year. I saw this one for the first time a year ago. I've been hand digging it. The roots go deep and if I don't get all of them, it keeps coming back. I'm hoping someone can tell me what it is. I haven't tried Roundup or any other sprays. I need to get rid of it before I start planting. It's almost too pretty to be a weed. LOL

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Jun 1, 2018 7:49 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
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With them roots it looks like it could be evasive. I'd keep it contained. In a pot. It is probably worth keeping. It might give you some nice flowers ?🤔???
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Jun 1, 2018 8:08 AM CST
Name: Tara
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I agree to keeping it in a container. I have no idea what it may be, but it is rather pretty. It may bloom nicely. If it does I hope you'll post again with a pic. Big Grin
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Jun 1, 2018 8:40 AM CST
Name: Dan
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I'm not sure it's something that's going to bloom. At least it didn't last year. It's all over my garden and grows in clumps with up to five stems. I dug out a big bucketful last week and again this morning. There is still more. The leaf pattern looks a little like this yellow lady slipper. But I know it isn't that. These new weeds might come in with potting soil, top soil or mulch.

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Jun 1, 2018 8:55 AM CST
Name: Tara
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Wow! All I can say is I wish pretty weeds like those showed up in my top soil or mulch! Rolling my eyes.
Lovey dubby those Lady Slippers! Gorgeous!
Hopefully someone will pop in that recognizes them....
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Jun 1, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Jun 1, 2018 11:05 AM CST
Name: Dan
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Thanks Tiffany, Tara and Phillip for the replies! It does look a little like your photo but I guess I'll have to let some grow in a spot away from the garden and wait to see what it becomes when it's mature.

Just a crazy thought but this "weed" looks a little like the hosta the next door neighbor grew for years. One bed was within 20' of the edge of my garden. The husband died 3-4 years ago and the wife moved to assisted living two years ago. The house has been vacant since and the deer eventually ate all the hosta. I've heard that hosta can spread seeds quite a ways. Possibly? Anyway, just a thought.
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Jun 1, 2018 12:15 PM CST
Name: greene
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Reminds me a bit of Callisia. Shrug!
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