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confused, weed...not a weed

Posted by fpgoa NJ (My Page) on
Mon, May 25, 09 at 15:37

Okay, my colorblindness makes these identifications tougher so I figured I would put these pics out there and hope somebody can help us identify what to whack and what to keep. We planted a bunch of new seeds this year and the weeds have retaken several of our gardening areas. Among the seeds are: carrots, pumpkins, squash, zucchini, watermelon and sunflower. I believe the squash and pumpkins must look like the usual roundish two leaf sprout. The others are very confusing to me. To give you an idea of scale, the pics were taken with a cellphone at two or three inches away. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance..
anybody know what this is? on Twitpic

anybody know what this is? on Twitpic

anybody know what this is? on Twitpic

anybody know what this is? on Twitpic

anybody know what this is? on Twitpic

anybody know what this is? on Twitpic

anybody know what this is? on Twitpic


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RE: confused, weed...not a weed

I'll take a stab at a few...
#2 looks like carrots
#3 & #6 looks like Lambs Quarters
#4 looks like a cucurbit
#7 looks like maybe a milkweed?

Please don't yank anything until more people post. These are guesses on my part.


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RE: confused, weed...not a weed

5 may be a tomato or giant ragweed. Leave for now.
4 is some kind of squash or melon(cucurbit)

No Idea what one is. Check 7 to see if it has spines growing from stem. If it does it is a type of wild lettuce. If not????


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RE: confused, weed...not a weed

#1 Vinca sp.


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RE: confused, weed...not a weed

#2 carrots with a few things around the edges, including a seedling tree in the upper right corner--maybe a maple?

#3 & 6 are lambsquarters. They are an excellent substitute for spinach.

#4 is a squash or melon

#5 resembles a tomato

#7 looks like wild lettuce/prickly lettuce.


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