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. Photo, taken 26jul08, from Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Did you make it? ), also known as pennywort, is a warm-season perennial weed.It gets the common name, dollarweed, from its silver- dollar-shaped leaves. Joe-pye weed and boneset are late-summer bloomers that produce a purplish flower head. A lush, leafy plant, growing to two feet or more, with a cluster of 1" pale dandelion-like flowers at the top. Hey Jim! Some types of weeds can be spotted and identified with just a quick glance over your property. Taken 20jul08, this photo shows the limited branching of the Cat’s-Ears stem that rises up from the rosette of leaves. Mint and cannabis are directly related to each other. When they’re done flowering, they’ll be mowed and looked for again next year. Just curious on your take of the bitterness of each! Here is a guide to the most common garden weeds. Oops, sorry. Considered invasive and bad … Not a dandelion. Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: 12 inches tall, 6 - 16 inches wide Where It Grows: Lawns and gardens in sun or shade Appearance: This common lawn weed has a strong taproot; leaves are deeply notched.Yellow flowers mature to puffballs. There are many types of weeds. No one looks at the long term effects when they want something instantly. Several of the flowers you mentioned we’ve enjoyed this spring too. Cats ears and dandelion are plentiful here in South Carolina. Latin name: Taraxacum officinale Height: 4 to 6 in (10 to 15 cm) Notes: Probably the most recognizable of garden weeds with its yellow multi-petalled flowers and fluffy seed heads, this perennial has a deep tap root, making it difficult to … When the plant is young, it looks like a small corn seedling. We could take down the pharma industry if we took back the power of weeds to heal us.Good luck America. I have eaten both. The leaves are spikey but don’t seem to hurt. It is surely prickly lettuce scientifically known as Lactuca serriola of family Asteraceae. Always thoroughly research any plant before utilizing. The thing these self-seeders that turn into weeds seem to have in common is their ability to root anywhere. These plants are composites, or members of the daisy family. Some fleabanes have gotten five feet tall – as tall as a little peach tree that I transplanted last year – and there’s a few I have yet to identify. Identified as Field Hawkweed or King Devil, Hieracium pratense, an alien. Growing in between these flowers are wild strawberries. To positively identify the weed, carefully dislodge it from the soil. I just left the bracts on the cats ears, and a bit of stem on a few too. Oh, I forgot to mention the bees, moths, butterflies and spiders which all love them, too. Good luck! – we have fun watching Mother Nature at work. Giant ragweed is the tallest of the native North American weeds. Bindii. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom! Neka according to John Kallas, PhD. Yesterday I ate 3 wild strawberries, so yeah! With grassy weeds, such as crabgrass, wild garlic, or nutsedge, situations are a bit different. I'm just under six feet tall and I am looking up to see the top of the plant (see the white door just behind it?). Strong as a drug of some kind that is abused. Most of the year this looks like a weed but it does flower with "violet" flowers. I allow this to grow because of the beauty!! I am assuming you know what a dandelion looks like. I decided not to get rid of them. The Field Hawkweed is in full bloom today as it’s nice and sunny. In this case there were four terminal blossoms. While not particularly invasive, it's persistence and it's resilience make it a real problem plant. 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. Neither plant appears to have any medicinal or edible value, but they do have ornamental value. There you are spending time and money They LOVE the leaves and eat it to the ground! Leaves are lobed, but in a such a way that each leaf looks unique, and very hairy. Why? Up next are the daylilies! List of Common Weeds, With Photos. 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. 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. The plant is native to Europe, Asia and Africa. Since we’ve been letting these go to seed there are more of them in the yard and more color. Leaf shape and the arrangement of the flowers helps to identify each of these plants. How? 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. NOW I know what I am looking for! Contrary to popular belief, this is a beneficial plant to have. A single stem rises up from the basal leaves to a somewhat branched head having a few to several yellow, dandelion-like flowers. This member of the Ambrosia genus can grow to be as high as 12 feet tall. Photo, taken 26jul08, looking down on a dandelion-like, yellow flowering weed. A few scales are scattered on an otherwise smooth stem. It’s like a box of chocolates, right Trish? Try looking up Hypochoeris radicata and Crepis biennis perhaps you have a giant version!Marg from England. Another plant after the flowers have finished, May 2013 back garden. Look up how to turn it in to a salve. Most of these plants that aren’t actually dandelions look kinda-sorta like dandelions. A lot of the lawns have been mowed too closely and with the very hot weather we’ve had, well, let’s just say the remaining brown tufts of grass may blow away soon. Not sure about medicinal values of hawkweed as I don’t yet have very much experience with that one. The goldenrod family has as many as 125 species, according to the book “Weeds,” with most plants growing in North America. We don’t take a lot of pains to keep a manicured lawn, not even in the front of the house. Thanks so much for identifying it! It can grow up to 7 feet tall and, when you snap a stem, exudes a milky white substance. ... My plant got over 5' tall. With basal leaves that form a rosette on the ground, dandelions have yellow flowers that open during … They develop a really rich or deep flavor that is similar to sun-dried. New wildflowers have been allowed to pop up through the thin grass. I agree totally with you that people should put down their chemical sprayers and think about what they are really doing. I like to let the hawkweeds flower so I mow around the plants for the first couple times in the Spring. Spring’s coming and it’ll soon be time to try both. I do like your advice to consult a reputable expert before using these plants. 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. I actually mow around the volunteer plants that look interesting or seem like they’ll flower. Cat’s ear (Hypochoeris radicata) looks, on first glance, very much like the dandelion — especially when you see an area full of the plants. Prickly Sow-thistle. I’ve heard that the catsear is edible and should be cultivated the same way as the dandelion. Shorter stem with 2-5 branches each having a single flower. The common yellow dandelion has a long list of powerful healing abilities as well as other health benefits. This is considered a weed in my area. The basil and nasturtium leaves probably gave your dinner some nice flavors. This attractive flowering plant in the spurge family has … 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. Here is its flower head...... which, in isolation, looks like a dandelion flower head. Coral Plant. Tall stem, 1-3 feet tall, with a group of flowers in a compact head. From a side view the stems obviously come up from a … Have you tried dandelion and cats ear? Stems reach up to 16 inches, but some stems may be half that tall. Leaves: Pale green or blue green, alternately arranged, up to 2 ft long. They get mowed down when the flowering seems about over. Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) bears its flowers on stems ranging 3 to 18 inches tall and blooms at about the same time as dandelions. These two and “true” dandelion have similar yellow blossoms composed of many tiny individual flower units which appear as one flower, a distinguishing feature of the family Asteraceae.Blossoms are a composite of many individual flowers and therefore, Compositae is another name for this family. The flowers, stems, buds, and leaves are all edible. It's called wild lettus, in was used as a pain reliever similar to Morphin with the same properties. Scentless Chamomile | If the sun drying process doesn’t work, you could roast the tomatoes in the oven. www.weedalert.com/weeds-by-region.php?WEED_ID=57, Is this a dandelion too! Too bad for the people that come up behind us. Both are aliens to the U.S. and both can be invasive. is probably the best known weed around. The stems are thicker than my finger. I noticed as well first year they started growing never seen before, but they're everywhere in richmond, california. 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. Easy control is either manual selection with hand removal or painting a general-purpose non-selective herbicide like a Glyphosate base product. We like to watch the wildlife too and have seen bunnies eat dandelions and violets in the same manner. Better to consult a local reputable expert. Quackgrass (Elytrigia repens) Quackgrass is a creeping, persistent perennial grass that reproduces … Like a friend once said, if we didn’t have weeds we wouldn’t have much of a lawn. Their bright yellow flowers … 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. It has opium like qualities and was used as a painkiller in the Civil War. Identified as Cat’s-Ears, Hypochoeris radicata, an alien. any idea what this plant … 7 Common Weeds that Look Like Grass. Annual, with shallow roots, so easily removed. I have one like that growing at my porch. Dandelion. It’s great to know a little more about these plants we find locally. It's about 12 feet tall now. Ironically, they are slightly smaller than the normal dandelion flowers. I recently noticed what could be cat’s ear or hawkweed growning. Flowering of the two plants was separated in time by a few weeks. In the book “Edible Wild Plants” He discribes the plant, includes photos, and has recipies. The stems themselves are thin and quite different from the hollow tubes of a dandelion’s flower stem. Dandelion … Leaves clasp the stem with a heart-shaped base and taper to tip. The goldfinches appear here in numbers when the purple coneflowers are going to seed. Many buds can be gathered and eaten like asparagus. Thanks for your tips! It is False Dandelion also know as Spotted Catsear. I suffer no ill effects, but not everyone can eat everything. My daughter in Overland Park, KS, has this in her yard this year for the first time. I wouldn't let it go to seed asyou will have it all over and will never get rid of it. Basal leaves of the Field Hawkweed are entire and do not have lobes or teeth. … If you finish mowing and it smells like you’ve been making pasta sauce, there’s a good chance you have some wild onion and/or wild garlic hiding in your lawn. This 'weed' is a volunteer and grows in unexpected places. Mint. Ricinus. It is about 1/2 as bitter as dandelion. A well-known perennial weed, dandelions are quite resistant thanks to their sturdy taproots. They contain lutein, carotinoids, antioxidants, and antiradicals. Broadleaf weeds, such as dandelion or clover, are distinctive and easily visible even to an untrained eye. It has opium like qualities and was used as a painkiller in the Civil War. While it looks very much like a tall grass, wild onion and wild garlic are very fragrant and thus these grass-like weeds are pretty unmistakable once you get close enough to smell them. Recommended to you based on your activity and what's popular • Feedback I found that in my yard, the dandelion look-alikes are taking over the lawn. I like your thought that people want to continue to “pay for chemicals to destroy the free medicine”! I’m not too sure that you should eat either the cat’s ears or the hawkweed. Usually the plant grows very close to the ground, making it hard to clean the dirt off of the leaves. Hawkweed and Cat’s Ear are both edible. Don't rub your eye, it will burn. Field hawkweed leaves are quite hairy and the hairs are very noticeable. We have this in BC and most likely it’s common in all the PNW. 1. This spring I had crocus,trout lily and jack in the pulpit. It is notorious for causing intense seasonal allergy symptoms among sufferers. The plant with the milky substance is milkweed, it's the only plant the monarch butterfly has as its good source. It can grow up to 7 feet tall and, when you snap a stem, exudes a milky white substance. Although it’s temporary, it’s like a free wildflower garden. The stem and bracts have hairs as well, black ones at that. Distinguishing features: The plant is 4 to 12 inches tall having squared green-stem (often becoming purplish in later stage) and reddish purple to pink flowers. Ricinus (Ricinus communis), also known as the castor bean or castor oil plant, is a fast … I am from Minnesota and we call it a sow thistle. If it has a milky sap like a dandelion I'm almost sure of it. Right now we have a great wild bouquet of hawkweed in the backyard. Cats ear is edible. They really love those things. Photo, taken 26jul08, looking down on a dandelion-like, yellow flowering weed. The Cat’s-Ears doesn’t put on as nice of a display as the hawkweed does. It even helps me sleep. Dandelions. Their qualities for food or medicinal use are questionable. If it is a thistle, it should have stickers on it and you would have to wear gloves to dispose of it. However they are unsightly especially since we do have neighbors that keep their lawns at least trim. It looks like a "yellow goatsbeard". Cresses is the wild plant's name....growing all over pastures in OH right now. Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus) Find this Pin and more on Plants & Gardensby Paula Hettman. WildeHerb is a collection of wild herb and wildflower sightings. A horticulturalist said it is American Fireweed. 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. The taller of the two bloomed in June and the flowering of the shorter stemmed plant is just now petering out. Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle spp. Sonchus congestus looks like a 6-foot-tall dandelion. Perennial member of the grass family 9-30 ft tall, growing in many-stemmed, cane-like clumps. Note the variety of lobe shapes on these leaves. These are EDIBLE!!! Both of these plants have rather thick and fuzzy, or hairy, leaves arranged in a basal rosette. Hi Jose, 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 plant that looks almost exactly like a dandelion is wild lettuce. Flowers grow close to ground and are large, round and yellow, and have white puffy seed heads after blooming. The Eastern bluebirds use the white fluff to line their nests with. Click below to answer. I let both of these go to seed….. the goldfinches LOVE them and descend on our yard in large flocks. I definitely will be looking for the cat’s ears before they bloom to sample them. Not only does this plant look a bit like weed, it is a literal weed. I bought my sun dried tomato butter from a local supermarket for a recipe I had used previously. 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. I always use dandelion as medicine. Let’s look more closely at this plant. Taken last year (02jun07) this photo shows four large mats of flowering Field Hawkweed. Stay green and stop by again! 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. They can get as tall as 50 cm and they thrive in temperate weather. The leaves of dollarweed are round, bright green, fleshy and look like miniature lily pads measuring 1-2” in diameter with a scalloped edge. Top 7 Plants That Look Exactly Like Weed (With Growing Tips) The one wild rose is a mottled red and white with simple leaves – something that you’d never see offered in a garden store. Doesn't sound like a dandelion, but some other plant species. Basal rosettes of hairy leaves of the Cat’s-Ears, taken 20jul08. Better safe! 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! A weed is an unwanted plant in the wrong place. Let’s just say the yard has a rough look to it! Prickly lettuce, aka milk thistle. 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 It has a milky substance when it's broken which is supposed to be a pain reliever. https://hoosierhomemade.com/7-common-weeds-with-identification-pictures Neither one appears in the Peterson field guides for edible or medicinal plants. Well, I enjoy the FREE COLOR!!! I guess they were telling us that these things were ok to eat. It has been very aggressive in the US these past couple of years. 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. Not a hard plant to get rid of, just pull the plant and its gone. What does it look like? I was just looking at a plant like that but not as tall. It is clearly a dandelion. I let a plant ( that I thought was dandelion) grow to maturity. But some have reached a height of almost 2-3 ft (or more) and produce a milky sap when cut. 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. Latin name: Jatropha mutifida. Most be the Mandela effect or a cross breed from some other plant. It looks like prickly lettuce very hard to get rid of. Would you mind posting a picture of the plant? 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. And even flowers that are cut may end up going to seed. Untoothed, linear leaves are hairy on both sides. 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. Scentless chamomile (Matricaria maritima) is another possibility. I submitted a picture with my original post and was surprised when it wasn't displayed.Here is a picture. The plant that looks almost exactly like a dandelion is wild lettuce. Close-up side view of a grouping of flowering Field Hawkweed, taken last year (02jun07). If you just let them grow you’ll probably soon have more than enough. 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Can't remember the name, opeum maybe if I spelled it right. The giant ragweed is an annual most commonly found in the American Midwest, mostly on roadsides and wastelands. Monster dandelion, it's taller than me. Looks like a cross between a dandelion and a thistle, with thick hollow stems and large prickly leaves. This looks like a member of the Aster family. We use them for our Muscovy Ducks!! Thanks for your input on these yellow flowering yard weeds. Oops, sorry. Dandelion (Taraxacum) perennial. Goldenrod has yellow flowers that are quite pretty, but the plant grows densely in fields and causes hay fever among allergy sufferers. It is advisable not to grow them together. Hey Keith, 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.. Thanks for chiming in and enjoy your color! They want you to continue paying for medicine and continue paying for chemicals to destroy the free medicine. The stem is hollow and could never stand upright if that tall. They are talking about wild lettuce which has an opium type latex. It sounds like I need to call my local agricultural experts. Do your homework!!!! I have similar growing I my garden, it's about 5 foot tall. Does anybody know what it is? The sundried tomato butter sounds like a great topper. From a side view the stems obviously come up from a single point. Bright yellow flowers of a ‘hawkweed-type’ wildflower, taken 26jul08. The leaves are opposite, clasping the stem in the top portion and leaf-margins are crenate and lobed. Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day. 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. It started out like a dandelion, same shape leaves, same yellow flowers and puff balls, but the thing grew tall and fast. Looks and sounds like Cat's-ear to me, or Hawk's-beard, but I've NEVER seen them that tall! You can find sellers of the seeds on Amazon, Ebay and Etsy. About 3 ft tall, has some fronds like dill, no flowers yet. Dandelion bracts are bitter so I was curious if these were too. Not sure about the hawkweed though. They are all rosettes, all have serrated leaves to some extent, and all will send up a central flower stalk; dandelions send up several. Stems: Tough and hollow, divided by partitions like bamboo. Flowering during the first week of June the Field Hawkweed stands about 2 feet tall, as seen from across the backyard on 07jun08. Prickly lettuce is able to destroy the opioid crisis in the US atm. I can’t wait to see what else pops up during the summer and into fall. And me? 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