Need ID please.....

Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)March 22, 2004

I have no pic to post, but I seemed to have lost the list of wildflowers I sowed out last fall! I'm pretty sure what is coming up is one of the annuals, but not sure which.

The rosette is small, with thin grayish/green leaves that look like an upside down 'T' from center out, the older the leaf the cross on the "T" is lobed on each end. On some of the bigger ones there is a yellow flower-bud coming up through the center of the rosette. I pulled one up so view the roots which are very thin and 1 1/2 in long.

They are very very small no bigger than the bottom of a drinking glass!

Please tell me I prepped my ground as good as I thought I did and this is NOT a annual weed!! I've looked all around my property and don't see any thing else like it...fingers crossed!

Thanks for any help,


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Check out cataloge. They have pics of seedlings for every flower that they sell.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2004 at 7:22PM
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Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)

Thanks evruda...
I didn't see anything that resembled it except maybe the Bishops Flower (a non-native)....the leaves kinda look like this, except the bud is tiny and yellow not white like Bishops Flower.
I was looking in my Prairie Moon Nursery Catalog and think it may be Early Buttercup.


    Bookmark   March 22, 2004 at 10:54PM
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froggy(z4/5 WI)

golden alexander?

    Bookmark   March 24, 2004 at 7:27AM
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Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)

Well I never identified the seedlings, but did a through walk around the nearby wheat field that runs right by my place across the dirt road...I'm positive this was a weed as I came upon bunches after we got some good rains!

I had been preparing the 12x60 section all summer up until I sowed in late fall...not one single weed sprouted then. So far this seems to be the only spring weed thus far...fingers crossed!


    Bookmark   March 27, 2004 at 11:40AM
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Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)

Seedlings ID'd

Pineapple Weed ...Matricaria matricarioides
Native of Western US and Eurasia.....smells of pineapple when crushed

and another:

Miner's Lettuce....Claytonia perfoliata....(early food of the Indians and settlers of the Rocky Mountains and Western US... in salads and cooked like greens....high vitamin C and was used as a preventive of scurvy.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2004 at 5:19PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Pineapple weed makes a nice tea.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2004 at 8:45PM
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Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)

That's what I read too....a nice tea :)

It's definately pineapple weed but I don't smell the pineapple.....does it get a stronger smell the older it gets in the season? I read it also is confused with wild chamomile (May Weed Chamomile) and Dog Fennel in the young foliage stage but it's not and the pineapple 'heads' distingquish what I have.


    Bookmark   May 1, 2004 at 10:51AM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Not sure. I've only picked the plant in the summer when it is in bloom. The flowers will have a strong pinapple smell when crushed. This plant tends to grow in very poor soil, like in gravel along the sides of driveways and roads. It also shows up in lawns.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2004 at 2:32PM
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