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tarragon-like weed ID, please

Posted by myrmayde 5b Western Montana (My Page) on
Thu, May 29, 14 at 14:23

Could anyone please help me identify this weed? It looks like tarragon, but it definitely isn't. It's stems are softer, curlier, and more succulent than tarragon. It pulls out easily and has gotten a foot tall before I've pulled it. I asked on the Weeds forum but haven't gotten an answer. Thanks!


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RE: tarragon-like weed ID, please

  • Posted by myrmayde 5b Western Montana (My Page) on
    Thu, May 29, 14 at 15:12

Here's another view of it.


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RE: tarragon-like weed ID, please

Could it be plain 'ole Kochia scoparia?


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  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, May 29, 14 at 20:19

I keep leaning towards one of the fireweeds (weedy epilobium) but I'm not quite sure.


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RE: tarragon-like weed ID, please

Thanks for replying. I don't think it's Kochia scoparia, because the leaves are smooth, not fuzzy, and it doesn't seem to have a taproot. I don't think it's fireweed either. It doesn't look like the photos of immature fireweed. The stems are red when it's small. I haven't seen it flower. When young, it's smooth, soft, flexible but brittle.


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RE: tarragon-like weed ID, please

Horseweed?


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RE: tarragon-like weed ID, please

Thanks, river_city, I don't think it's horseweed either. It doesn't grow vertically like horseweed seems to. The stems are curvy and it looks like the shape of a tree. They might end up being what I call tumbleweeds around here. I never see them with any green on them, just dry, stiff, pale tan multi-branched mini-trees rolling around. (Not the same as what most of the country calls tumbleweeds.)


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