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What is this weed

Posted by aufin (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 9, 06 at 16:46

Seems to be a cool weather weed. Has small hitchhikers that my dogs are constantly bringing into the house. Anybody know how to get rid of it - for good?

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RE: What is this weed

It looks like miner's lettuce, one of the claytonias. If I'm correct, you can get rid of it by eating it. It's a lettuce substitute and is considered a delicacy.

It self-sows pretty happily, so don't let it go to seed, or try to smother it somehow. Maureen

RE: What is this weed

Nope, not miner's lettuce. Googled it. Looks similar, but plant I have grows much different. More viney with double leaves at junctions. Plus miner's lettuce is in cool areas of the west. I'm in central Fla.

RE: What is this weed

I have my doubts if this is what your dogs are bringing in. It lacks the fuzz on the stems to tangle in coat nor are the seeds large enough to attach to coat.

It is a weed but a very pretty weed. Has bright blue flowers in early spring. From a distance looks like someone has wiped their brush on the ground.

RE: What is this weed

I am also in central Florida and I'm pretty sure that this is Heartleaf Drymary also known as West Indian Chickweed.

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