Anyone know a good weed ID site with photos

dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)November 20, 2009

I have this pervasive weed that looks somewhat like a dandelion in leaf although not as coarse and more leaves in the clump. From the clump rises a stalk,slightly hairy, with a small cluster of yellow dandelion type flowers.

First I have to ID it and I'm doing that because I want to find out if the leaves are edible like dandelion leaves.

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hosta200

This site has been helpful for me.
http://www.ppws.vt.edu/weedindex.htm

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 3:19PM
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hosta200

Try an image search for Hieracium. Sounds like it could be one of them.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2009 at 6:43PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

hosta, thanks but it wasn't that. This has a base cluster of leaves that look very close to dandelion leaves but the stalk or two that rise from the center have a top cluster of 3-4 tiny dandelion type and color flowers per stalk.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 12:33PM
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Tammy Kennedy

That almost sounds like a hawkweed to me, Dottie. I get it in my gardens. The leaves are more succulent and hairy that dandelion, but are the same shape & such and the flowers are like a loose cluster of small dandies on a stalk.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2009 at 12:46PM
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trianglejohn

Have you ever tasted Dandelion leaves?? I would have to be very desperate for something green.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2009 at 1:56PM
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Tammy Kennedy

Actually, dandy leaves are great in a wilted salad first thing in spring. I don't think i'd like them any other way, though, since they are mighty strong.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2009 at 10:26PM
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