Tree-Hugging Dirt Worship

September 21, 2013

I.D. this Weed

Filed under: gardening — Tags: , , — paragardener @ 5:48 am

This weed looked interesting to me so I let it grow in my lettuce bed. It looks kind of elegant trimmed up, with the seed pods, so I wonder if it has a cultural use. Any idea what it is?

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The plant is about 4 feet tall and grows in small stands by the roadside. Its widely spaced leaves grow bigger than saucers but smaller than dinner plates. The flowers open up into some modest yellow cups.
Thanks friends.

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  1. Ethan, it’s called velvet leaf. introduced to make a hemp type rope but failed. major weed for farmers. check out “eat the weeds” web site for more info. Bob

    Comment by bob darcy — September 27, 2013 @ 2:15 am


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