Is this Eastern columbine?

Elly_NJ(NJ z6)April 9, 2013

Is this Eastern columbine? I scattered seeds last spring and want to make sure I am not excited over an invasive weed.

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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Don't think they have enough of the clover-like look of early aquilegia canadensis seedlings. Though some aquilegia vulgaris cultivars leaf out a bit differently.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 10:45AM
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esh_ga

I don't think it is columbine.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 10:48AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Baby columbine do look much like mature columbine, just smaller. I agree that it looks like something different - perhaps something like Veronica persica.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 4:13PM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

Bostedo . . . I'm in the Mid-Cities.

That very plant popped up all over my backyard this spring, and I don't remember every seeing it before. I've neither scattered seeds, nor planted columbine, and its everywhere - even nooks and crannies. Are you sure its columbine?

~ freshair

This post was edited by freshair2townsquare on Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 10:44

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 10:42AM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

The photo is columbine. However I also have a lot more weeds this year that look similar enough to be mistaken, especially as young plants. The most prolific has been yellow wood sorrel. There are two others that I have not identified. I doubt what you have is columbine if it is all over the place; it will reseed here, but usually not so aggressively.

Here is a link that might be useful: yellow wood sorrel

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 11:47AM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

I posted a photo of one of the other columbine-like "weeds" over on "name that plant" as Wildflower weed with columbine-like leaves.

Found the third one was cilantro upon a closer look and sniff... a result of my sloppy seed collecting from last year's garden. .

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 2:58PM
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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

I yanked it all. The roots are very shallow.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 9:49PM
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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

AND I went to my old house where I planted columbine 10 years ago. I dug up some young plants and planted them. Now I know I have columbine.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 9:02AM
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