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Weed/Plant ID

Posted by cheerwine NC (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 15:10

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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RE: Weed/Plant ID

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


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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.


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


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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'?)


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


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First one - are there bulbs in the ground?

FataMorgana


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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.


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# 1 looks like an aster.
# 2 Sedum


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