Weed/Plant ID

cheerwine(7)August 23, 2014

I am seeking help for identifying two types of weeds/plants in my backyard. I have borrowed some books about weed, but I was not able to find them. Please help me identify them so that I can remove them. I tried to hand pull them, but they are back again even after I put pine needles on top of them.

The first one emerged in Spring, and bloomed in Summer with purple/blue flower. It is hard to pull its root out. It's leaves are soft.

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cheerwine(7)

Here is a picture of the first one pulled from the ground.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 3:12PM
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cheerwine(7)

Here is a picture of the second weed/plant. It first appears in Spring as well. It grows like ground cover and had no flowers so far. It is easy to pull it out, but it comes back again now.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 3:15PM
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cheerwine(7)

I am in Charlotte, NC. Thanks for helping out.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 3:18PM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

1st looks very much a coreopsis to me - & there are many different types.

2nd looks like a portulaca - are the leaves succulent? (That is, thick & smooth & 'juicy'?)

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 11:25AM
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jaynine

1st one might be Stokesia
2nd is Sedum (rupestre?)

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 11:51AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

First one - are there bulbs in the ground?

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 12:02PM
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eaga(7a Long Island, NY)

The second plant looks like sedum acre. It's actually sold as a 'steppable' groundcover, but it spreads very aggresively and is difficult to get rid of by pulling, because even the smallest pieces readily reroot and spread.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 12:09PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

# 1 looks like an aster.
# 2 Sedum

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:00PM
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