Weed Identification

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  7. How to Get Rid of a Small Red Flowering Plant (Weed) in My Yard
Asked by Anonymous on January 11, 2011
Weeds

What are some different kinds of annual weeds?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on April 11, 2011
Weeds You Can Eat

Someone told me you can eat certain weeds that grow in the yard. Is that so and, if so, which ones?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you can eat some weeds. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/edible-weeds.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 20, 2011
Picture of Lamb’s Quarter

I need a picture of the edible weed, Lamb’s Quarter.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This link has a picture of the plant: http://www.veggiegardeningtips.com/surprising-lambs-quarters/

Click on the picture to enlarge it.

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Asked by aj on May 30, 2011
Weed or Flower

4′ w x 5′ h, 10″ x 11″ average leaf, looks fuzzy like elm leaf but isn’t and leaf is NOT shiny.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Please send an image back attached to this email and we will try to identify it.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 8, 2011
Weeds Imitating Flowers

I read somewhere, a long time ago, that some weeds grow next to the plants that they look like as a form of protection. A friend is doubting this, and I can’t remember where I read about it, so I can’t prove it to her. Can you give me any info on this?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, this is true. Vavilovian mimicry (also crop mimicry or weed mimicry) is just another fancy term for a defense mechanism in plants.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 9, 2011
Lawn Weed

My dogs are getting into a plant the has arrow-shaped seed that is barbed and is on a 1/4 to 1/2 inch tightly spiral stem. I have not been able to identify the plant and have no idea what I’m looking for besides the seeds. My yard is fairly big but is mowed often.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is called burr medic, or burr weed.

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Asked by moonpie on November 11, 2011
How to Get Rid of a Small Red Flowering Plant (Weed) in My Yard

I have a weed that grows about 3 inches high and has a small red flower on it. The plant kind of grows along the ground and is spreading like crazy. It has now turned brown and is all through my front yard. Do you know what it is and how do I kill it? Thank you.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Do you have a picture of it? If you attach it to this email and send it back, we may be able to identify it.

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