flowers look like yarrow, leaves look like dandelion

fampoula(5)May 23, 2014

This popped up in early spring and has grown to about 8 or 9" tall in about 2 weeks. When it first sprouted, I thought it was a dandelion. The only reason I didn't pull it was because its in our vegetable garden and I like dandelion greens! Then, it started growing like crazy. Any ideas?

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esh_ga

Might be Senecio (now Packera?), common name is ragwort (which is not ragweed).

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 12:16PM
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fampoula(5)

I don't think it's ragwort... Here is a better picture. This plant has several separate stems, rather than a central stem.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 1:19PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Really need a better picture, I'm afraid. Unless someone recognises it straight off from the overall impression we need to see details of the flowers and leaves. At the moment I can't even see if it is Asteraceae or Brassicaceae or what.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 1:21PM
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jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

That may be Senecio vulgaris, an invasive species in the South.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 5:12PM
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linaria_gw

Definetely not Sen vulgaris

And yes, like floral said, not even clear which familia at all

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 5:23PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Epazote?

Here is a link that might be useful: Dysphania ambrosioides

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 8:32PM
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fampoula(5)

I'm sorry. I still haven't perfected how to post pictures. This one should be better. The leaves are alternate. The flowers look like broccoli or cauliflower florets and don't seem like they will bloom. The plant hasn't gotten any taller, but it is now starting to form almost succulent-type leaves that look like small bananas at the top. Whatever it is, it is attracting a lot of pollinators. Any additional ideas?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 9:20AM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Don't know what that weed is, but I'd remove it before it forms seed.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 9:41AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Those 'bananas' are seed pods. They make it pretty likely that your plant is in the Brassicaceae. If you split one with your fingernail you'll see immature seed. I'd pull it up before you have mature seed. If you are still interested in an id you could grow one in a pot.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 12:11PM
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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

Looks like leafy spurge. I'm in your same zone and it's invasive whatever the name. Comes up like gangbusters. Loves to take over. That center stalk just gets stronger the longer you leave it, but not necessarily much taller. Soon you'll have a forest of plants like that with a root system to Texas.
Heidi in Nebraska

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 4:22PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

It's not a Euphorbia. The colouring is similar but the flowers, leaves and seedpods don't fit.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 4:36PM
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fampoula(5)

Thank you, Everyone! I had hoped it was something worth keeping, but I will dig it up and get rid of it before it spreads. On the bright side: I need that space anyway to make room for some asparagus. :-)

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 8:29AM
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