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what is this weed??

Posted by mikehextall (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 15, 10 at 17:34

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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RE: what is this weed??

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 16, 10 at 15:47

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.
hortster


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RE: what is this weed??

has been suggested to me it could be Bindweed?


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RE: what is this weed??

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 17, 10 at 10:42

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


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RE: what is this weed??

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


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wrong post

Ooops, LOL. Wrong post! Sorry :P


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