I am from Minnesota and we call it a sow thistle. Flowering of the two plants was separated in time by a few weeks. It is advisable not to grow them together. These plants are composites, or members of the daisy family. I allow this to grow because of the beauty!! Considered invasive and bad … I’ve been looking into dandelions because my children seem to like them and I’ve gorwn to accept their charm especially the idea that they are medicinal. Scentless Chamomile | Find this Pin and more on Plants & Gardensby Paula Hettman. Leaf shape and the arrangement of the flowers helps to identify each of these plants. It has been very aggressive in the US these past couple of years. It's called wild lettus, in was used as a pain reliever similar to Morphin with the same properties. To positively identify the weed, carefully dislodge it from the soil. A horticulturalist said it is American Fireweed. Easy control is either manual selection with hand removal or painting a general-purpose non-selective herbicide like a Glyphosate base product. For thousands of years this weeds have been used for medicinal purpose and if you check the products you purchase today you will find they contain all this weeds. It’s a great companion plant for gardening because it’s long taproot brings up nutrients to the shallow-rooting plants in the garden adding minerals and nitrogen to the soil. Although it’s temporary, it’s like a free wildflower garden. www.weedalert.com/weeds-by-region.php?WEED_ID=57, Is this a dandelion too! Oops, sorry. They LOVE the leaves and eat it to the ground! Up next are the daylilies! Usually the plant grows very close to the ground, making it hard to clean the dirt off of the leaves. Has small multi yellow blossoms. The taller of the two bloomed in June and the flowering of the shorter stemmed plant is just now petering out. At least ours is green! List of Common Weeds, With Photos. Identified as Field Hawkweed or King Devil, Hieracium pratense, an alien. They can get as tall as 50 cm and they thrive in temperate weather. Besides saving time, money on gas and oil, and polluting the air less than the Jones, I’m having a little fun letting the wild flowers grow. Stay green and stop by again! Dandelions. Dandelion seeds are like parachutes that fly away in the wind—they're the plants that you would blow on and "make a wish" when you were younger. I bought my sun dried tomato butter from a local supermarket for a recipe I had used previously. We use them for our Muscovy Ducks!! The stems are thicker than my finger. Better safe! Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) bears its flowers on stems ranging 3 to 18 inches tall and blooms at about the same time as dandelions. The stem is hollow and could never stand upright if that tall. The flowers, stems, buds, and leaves are all edible. Please help. I like your thought that people want to continue to “pay for chemicals to destroy the free medicine”! It has opium like qualities and was used as a painkiller in the Civil War. They want you to continue paying for medicine and continue paying for chemicals to destroy the free medicine. Looking down on this flower you might think it’s a dandelion, but on closer inspection the tall stem and the thick, hairy leaves tell you it’s not a dandelion. This 'weed' is a volunteer and grows in unexpected places. It can grow up to 7 feet tall and, when you snap a stem, exudes a milky white substance. These are EDIBLE!!! Their qualities for food or medicinal use are questionable. You can find sellers of the seeds on Amazon, Ebay and Etsy. Stems: Tough and hollow, divided by partitions like bamboo. I am afraid it is going to try to eat the house!Later, I will post a close-up picture of the yellow flowers and the white fluffy ones when they go to seed. Some types of weeds can be spotted and identified with just a quick glance over your property. Only place I can remotely imagine a dandelion growing that tall would be in the rain forest regions and nobody has ever shown one that large. Dandelions (Leontodon taraxacum) Dandelions are a harbinger of spring. They are all rosettes, all have serrated leaves to some extent, and all will send up a central flower stalk; dandelions send up several. Sonchus congestus looks like a 6-foot-tall dandelion. I will try and see if I can locate the name of this plant life. Hawkweed and Cat’s Ear are both edible. Tonight I made a lovely stir fry featuring cats ear buds and blossoms(since the leaves are now too tough and stringy), asian dayflower shoots, nasturtium leaves, basil, calamint, and beef, finished with sundried tomato butter. Why? With grassy weeds, such as crabgrass, wild garlic, or nutsedge, situations are a bit different. Do your homework!!!! The giant ragweed is an annual most commonly found in the American Midwest, mostly on roadsides and wastelands. Click below to answer. any idea what this plant … The leaves are spikey but don’t seem to hurt. Strong as a drug of some kind that is abused. About 3 ft tall, has some fronds like dill, no flowers yet. Annual, with shallow roots, so easily removed. Have watched rabbits seek them and “Snip” a tall one, low and munch one a foot long about nonstop from the bottom up, flower and all, like one would appear eating a single length of a spaghetti noodle but chewing it in, devored in about 30 seconds and get another. I suffer no ill effects, but not everyone can eat everything. Mint and cannabis are directly related to each other. Cat’s ear (Hypochoeris radicata) looks, on first glance, very much like the dandelion — especially when you see an area full of the plants. They really love those things. The goldenrod family has as many as 125 species, according to the book “Weeds,” with most plants growing in North America. Don't rub your eye, it will burn. I thought it was a dandelion too as it has the thick hollow stems and yellow flowers thought the petals don't protrude as much as the dandelion. This member of the Ambrosia genus can grow to be as high as 12 feet tall. Not sure about medicinal values of hawkweed as I don’t yet have very much experience with that one. Lisa, It is surely prickly lettuce scientifically known as Lactuca serriola of family Asteraceae. It also is available as smooth Sow-thistle (an Irish plant) This is EDIBLE and can be used for humans and as green foraging plants for ducks! Close-up side view of a grouping of flowering Field Hawkweed, taken last year (02jun07). Hey Jim! The plant with the milky substance is milkweed, it's the only plant the monarch butterfly has as its good source. The Cat’s-Ears doesn’t put on as nice of a display as the hawkweed does. Both of these plants have rather thick and fuzzy, or hairy, leaves arranged in a basal rosette. It even helps me sleep. The sundried tomato butter sounds like a great topper. I have a plant in my backyard that looks like cats ear except that the center of the flower is yellow, with white pedals around the perimeter. If you just let them grow you’ll probably soon have more than enough. Latin name: Jatropha mutifida. They develop a really rich or deep flavor that is similar to sun-dried. Flowers grow close to ground and are large, round and yellow, and have white puffy seed heads after blooming. Top 7 Plants That Look Exactly Like Weed (With Growing Tips) Taken last year (02jun07) this photo shows four large mats of flowering Field Hawkweed. The leaves are opposite, clasping the stem in the top portion and leaf-margins are crenate and lobed. I like to let the hawkweeds flower so I mow around the plants for the first couple times in the Spring. Scentless chamomile (Matricaria maritima) is another possibility. It's about 12 feet tall now. Coral Plant. This attractive flowering plant in the spurge family has … I can’t wait to see what else pops up during the summer and into fall. – we have fun watching Mother Nature at work. Both are aliens to the U.S. and both can be invasive. What does it look like? Not sure about the hawkweed though. The goldfinches appear here in numbers when the purple coneflowers are going to seed. They contain lutein, carotinoids, antioxidants, and antiradicals. It is notorious for causing intense seasonal allergy symptoms among sufferers. Typically if the crown is cut off a new plant will grow. At Lawn Addicts, we specialise in weed identification and can help recommend the best herbicides and lawn care products for warm and cool season grass weeds.. Like a friend once said, if we didn’t have weeds we wouldn’t have much of a lawn. Flowering during the first week of June the Field Hawkweed stands about 2 feet tall, as seen from across the backyard on 07jun08. Monster dandelion, it's taller than me. I wouldn't let it go to seed asyou will have it all over and will never get rid of it. A fancy term is wild flower. Another plant after the flowers have finished, May 2013 back garden. Basal rosettes of hairy leaves of the Cat’s-Ears, taken 20jul08. Bindii. Most be the Mandela effect or a cross breed from some other plant. Their bright yellow flowers … Joe-pye weed and boneset are late-summer bloomers that produce a purplish flower head. Let’s look more closely at this plant. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom! Thanks for your tips! Note the variety of lobe shapes on these leaves. Looking down on this flower you might think it’s a dandelion, but on closer inspection the tall stem and the thick, hairy leaves tell you it’s not a dandelion. We like to watch the wildlife too and have seen bunnies eat dandelions and violets in the same manner. Stems reach up to 16 inches, but some stems may be half that tall. Photo, taken 26jul08, looking down on a dandelion-like, yellow flowering weed. Giant ragweed is the tallest of the native North American weeds. A couple of very similar looking “tall dandelions” appeared in the lawn and they have been saved from the cut of the mower – for now. The basil and nasturtium leaves probably gave your dinner some nice flavors. Identified as Cat’s-Ears, Hypochoeris radicata, an alien. Leaves are lobed, but in a such a way that each leaf looks unique, and very hairy. Try looking up Hypochoeris radicata and Crepis biennis perhaps you have a giant version!Marg from England. The thing these self-seeders that turn into weeds seem to have in common is their ability to root anywhere. While not particularly invasive, it's persistence and it's resilience make it a real problem plant. 1. Thanks for chiming in and enjoy your color! Taken 20jul08, this photo shows the limited branching of the Cat’s-Ears stem that rises up from the rosette of leaves. ), also known as pennywort, is a warm-season perennial weed.It gets the common name, dollarweed, from its silver- dollar-shaped leaves. Leaves clasp the stem with a heart-shaped base and taper to tip. Not only does this plant look a bit like weed, it is a literal weed. When my tomatoes come in, I am definitely taking a shot at making my own, though I am not certain I will succeed with the sun drying process. When they’re done flowering, they’ll be mowed and looked for again next year. Not a hard plant to get rid of, just pull the plant and its gone. A few scales are scattered on an otherwise smooth stem. I actually mow around the volunteer plants that look interesting or seem like they’ll flower. Would you mind posting a picture of the plant? Most of these plants that aren’t actually dandelions look kinda-sorta like dandelions. It started out like a dandelion, same shape leaves, same yellow flowers and puff balls, but the thing grew tall and fast. I have eaten both. Goldenrod has yellow flowers that are quite pretty, but the plant grows densely in fields and causes hay fever among allergy sufferers. Oops, sorry. When the plant is young, it looks like a small corn seedling. The one wild rose is a mottled red and white with simple leaves – something that you’d never see offered in a garden store. I have been looking for this plant but thought it was called "Texas Dandelion" as that is what we bought the seeds as over 10 years ago and we need some new seeds. A lush, leafy plant, growing to two feet or more, with a cluster of 1" pale dandelion-like flowers at the top. The plant that looks almost exactly like a dandelion is wild lettuce. I am assuming you know what a dandelion looks like. I let all my wildflowers go nuts…I love looking at them and the colors are beautiful…I have phlox in a variety of colors , wild roses..very small but what a scent,yellow hawkweed,daisies,violets and its only June. Add your voice! Looks like a cross between a dandelion and a thistle, with thick hollow stems and large prickly leaves. Dandelion (Taraxacum) perennial. However they are unsightly especially since we do have neighbors that keep their lawns at least trim. Many buds can be gathered and eaten like asparagus. Photo, taken 26jul08, looking down on a dandelion-like, yellow flowering weed. Can't remember the name, opeum maybe if I spelled it right. Thanks for chiming in! Spring’s coming and it’ll soon be time to try both. Dandelion … I submitted a picture with my original post and was surprised when it wasn't displayed.Here is a picture. … It’s like a box of chocolates, right Trish? Hawkweed appears in great mats of a few dozen plants, while the cat’s ears appears in small clumps of a handful of individual plants. This is considered a weed in my area. No one looks at the long term effects when they want something instantly. My daughter in Overland Park, KS, has this in her yard this year for the first time. And me? Most of the year this looks like a weed but it does flower with "violet" flowers. It has a milky substance when it's broken which is supposed to be a pain reliever. The stems themselves are thin and quite different from the hollow tubes of a dandelion’s flower stem. In the book “Edible Wild Plants” He discribes the plant, includes photos, and has recipies. is probably the best known weed around. Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day. I noticed as well first year they started growing never seen before, but they're everywhere in richmond, california. With basal leaves that form a rosette on the ground, dandelions have yellow flowers that open during … Prickly lettuce, aka milk thistle. A weed is an unwanted plant in the wrong place. Let’s just say the yard has a rough look to it! The Field Hawkweed is in full bloom today as it’s nice and sunny. Here is a guide to the most common garden weeds. The stem and bracts have hairs as well, black ones at that. I found that in my yard, the dandelion look-alikes are taking over the lawn. A well-known perennial weed, dandelions are quite resistant thanks to their sturdy taproots. Being in a rural setting, we don’t have a neighbor’s neatly trimmed lawn right next to ours to make it look too long. Doesn't sound like a dandelion, but some other plant species. Thanks so much for identifying it! I let a plant ( that I thought was dandelion) grow to maturity. Ricinus. I guess they were telling us that these things were ok to eat. The leaves of dollarweed are round, bright green, fleshy and look like miniature lily pads measuring 1-2” in diameter with a scalloped edge. Neither plant appears to have any medicinal or edible value, but they do have ornamental value. From a side view the stems obviously come up from a single point. Giant Hogweed Look-a-Likes; Plant Name Plant Leaf Stem Flower; Cow Parsnip, Heracleum maximum Plants are 5 to 8 feet tall, can cause a blistery rash in sensitive individuals: Leaves are 2 to 2 1/2 feet and covered in soft hairs that may give a velvety appearance: Deeply ridged stems maybe green or slightly purple and 1 to 2 inches in diameter.Hairs are fine, soft and fuzzy Cat’s Ear has similar medicinal properties as dandelion but it is not as bitter as dandelion which is to say not as potent medicinally. Always thoroughly research any plant before utilizing. 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