weed or arugula

smallfern(9b)February 17, 2011

Need some help please. These have sprouted in a side-bed. I thought it's some kind of dandelion, looking quite pretty & I'm waiting for it to flower to confirm. Yesterday, a neighbor said it might be arugula and edible. I've tried looking for internet pics but can't find any similar.

Anyone knows what this is?

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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Kinda hard to tell w/ that small, blurry pic, but it does look a lot like the perennial arugula I grow. When it blooms, flowers are bright yellow.

Here is a link that might be useful: Page w/ images & info

    Bookmark   February 18, 2011 at 10:09AM
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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

Just taste it? Instant answer lol. It does look like my arugula which is trying now to flower.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2011 at 12:00PM
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babalu_aye(zone 9b - St Pete FL)

My arugula leaves look similar to that, but they spread out along a more elongated stem. Yours looks to be growing in a rosette, like a dandelion.

John

    Bookmark   February 18, 2011 at 6:38PM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

FWIW, mine will have variations in growth & sometimes does form flat rosettes.....

    Bookmark   February 19, 2011 at 10:36AM
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smallfern(9b)

Thank you all. I'll just wait to see what comes next. It has taught me a lesson - always remember to tag where/what/when seeds are sown.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2011 at 10:00PM
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rednofl(9b Goldenrod Fl hz 10)

I Have a similar weed that grows in my yard It has a peppery flavor similar to Arugula though stronger. It seems to thrive in dry conditions. I never thought about adding it to salads.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2011 at 2:15PM
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phxfyrball

It is London Rocket and edible, enjoy!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 12:55PM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Without a pic, it's difficult to guess, but if the seedlings look like arugula, it may be 'peppergrass' - a weed that's also in the mustard family & edible

Another possibility may be 'hawksbeard', which is in the lettuce family, I believe

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:27AM
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