Help Identify Rogue Plant

alucia3June 12, 2012

I don't know what this is or what to do with it. It appeared after turning the soil to remove other weeds. It has purple underside to the starter leaves that first appear. I have additional photos if the attached is not sufficient.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

It's best to know what weeds you have before tilling. Some plants can keep growing from little pieces of roots, so chopping them up can multiply them, not kill them. Like rhizomatous grasses. It can also bring buried seeds to the surface. I like to have mulch/compost ready to cover a newly tilled area, for the suppression of weed seeds, to prevent it from turning into dust, and to start rebuilding the natural layers of the soil as soon as possible.

Sorry, don't know what your plant is, somebody will.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 11:57AM
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This is a member of the nightshade family. Maybe Black Nightshade. A common toxic weed.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 7:25PM
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