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What is this?

Posted by jamie1450 CA (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 8, 14 at 18:27

Any idea what this is? I put a pumpkin carcass in our yard in October and now these are popping up everywhere in that side of the yard but not exactly where I put the pumpkin. I just never noticed these plants/weeds until today. I'm putting in my first garden this year so I know very little about gardening. Thanks!

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RE: What is this?

A mutt, squash are very promiscuos.

RE: What is this?

They look like pumpkin seedlings but i am not sure.

RE: What is this?

That looks very much like a weed that grows around here.
It is Common Mallow.

RE: What is this?

It looks like Mallow to me, too. It is super-duper invasive in my yard. An attractive plant, and the flowers are are pretty, too, but don't let it fool you. Let just one of of these suckers go to seed and you will have 500 million of them growing everywhere. Each root goes clear to china and if it breaks just grows back. Every little root left in the ground grows a whole new plant. Can you tell, I don't like mallow? :)

RE: What is this?

Definitely Malva neglecta also called cheeses by the more polite. Also all parts are edible both raw or cooked. An Old World native originally.

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