Anyone know what this is?

annie60004May 17, 2014

So I have these popping up in my flower bed, which is super wet due to massive rain we have been having. Anyone know what they are?

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annie60004

Or this one?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 4:56PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Top one could be Plantago major. Has it just been watered? They don't usually look so bright a green.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 5:37PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

could the first be plantain ... a weed in my garden

ken

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 9:11AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

It is indeed plantain.

Flora, Plantago major is that bright green at my place right now. It is every spring. Given where the OP is, their plants and mine would be about at the same stage of spring growth.

Annie, plantain (Plantago major) is one of my favorite herbs for bug bites and salves. But if you don't want them in your garden, they pop up very easily with a garden trowel.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 10:14AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Interesting, Fatmorgana. They have a more matt appearance in my experience here due to a very slightly hairy surface. Do you think that in N America they are beginning to produce a subspecies?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 1:17PM
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shadeyplace(7)

2nd looks like a weed also

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 3:20PM
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