What is this weed?

marti8aMay 11, 2007

I posted this on the weed forum, but there's not much activity there right now.

It's small & has a sharp smell when run over with the lawnmower. I have to take a Benedryl after mowing over it, it makes me itch so bad. I had my dd hold my cutting mat behind it so it wouldn't blend into the grass & other weeds, but you can get an idea of scale from it also.

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jolanaweb

Could be Dill, wild or otherwise
Does it smell like Dill?
jolana

    Bookmark   May 11, 2007 at 8:51PM
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sally2_gw

My first thought was that it looked like parsley after a caterpillar's been after it, but I knew that couldn't be right. I don't know what it is. Sorry

Sally

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 9:10AM
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little_dani(9, S. Tex Coast)

it reminds me of a cosmos I have in my yard. Has it set a bloom?

Janie

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 12:48PM
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marti8a

It was in bloom when I took the picture. I recropped it to show the teeny tiny blooms. I don't know if it smells like dill, I don't have any dill to compare to.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 4:59PM
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prairiepaintbrush(RedOak, TX z7/8)

I hope it's not dodder...

    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 9:26PM
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marti8a

PP, you scared me! I looked up dodder though & this plant has no orange in it so that's not it. I'll take it to the local nursery tomorrow & see if the owner can ID it.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 12:45PM
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marti8a

Oh & I went to an Asian market today & found some dill. It has a similar smell but not quite as sharp as this weed.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 9:04PM
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jolanaweb

Marti this is the best pic I could find

Here is a link that might be useful: wild dill

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 9:44PM
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marti8a

Oh, ok, that's not it.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 10:12PM
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denisew(z8 TX)

It is definitely a plant with umbrel blooms. I'll be curious to find out what the flowers look like when they're more open. Are they yellow?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 10:15PM
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denisew(z8 TX)

Well, this started bugging me, so I pulled out my Geyata Ajilvsgi book on Wildflowers of Texas. I came across common broomweed or annual broomweed and the foliage looks very similar to your photo. See the link below and google common broomweed to see other photos to see if this is your weed or flower - whichever you decide it should be.

Here is a link that might be useful: Common Broomweed

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 10:28PM
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jolanaweb

This actually has more realistic pics. The close up of the makes the flowers look too big

Here is a link that might be useful: wild dill

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 10:41PM
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