what is this weed??

mikehextallAugust 15, 2010

Hi ive recently moved into a new house and found this weed growing in small patches in the garden can anyone tell me what it might be? Thanks

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

If it has a very pungent scent when crushed it is likely Houttuynia cordata. Thrives in moist soils, has foliage that can vary from green to green with pink and cream blotches. It is sold as a ground cover but can become very invasive.
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    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 3:47PM
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mikehextall

has been suggested to me it could be Bindweed?

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 3:14AM
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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Apparently not scented foliage? Field bindweed (which google) has sharper points at the base of the leaf or a "mouse ears" look. Might also look at wild sweet potato vine (Ipomoea spp.).
hortster

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 10:42AM
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v1rtu0s1ty(5a)

I can take more pictures later. I'll break one leaf to find out the scent.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 12:05PM
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v1rtu0s1ty(5a)

Ooops, LOL. Wrong post! Sorry :P

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 12:06PM
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