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One of my favorite things about spring is walking around and spotting all the new baby plants popping up. It's especially rewarding as each year my knowledge grows and I can identify more and more plants.

Of course I'm at the advantage since I know what was growing there last year but new weeds/friends move in every year.

Who do you recognize in my picture?

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I think I see dandelion and yarrow and some kind of clover in there!  

I really hope Iā€™m not wrong.
 
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Saana Jalimauchi wrote:I think I see dandelion and yarrow and some kind of clover in there!  

I really hope Iā€™m not wrong.


Yes, those are all in there. šŸ‘
 
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Blackberry or some other variety of rubus in there, too. I'd be interested to know what that main clump is in the middle.

You're making me wish I'd taken pics in my Bulgarian garden so I could ask for help identifying what's there. There are so many things there I didn't recognise so left to grow bigger just in case they're useful plants.  I could be setting myself up for a great big weed problem!
 
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Jane Mulberry wrote:Blackberry or some other variety of rubus in there, too. I'd be interested to know what that main clump is in the middle.

You're making me wish I'd taken pics in my Bulgarian garden so I could ask for help identifying what's there. There are so many things there I didn't recognise so left to grow bigger just in case they're useful plants.  I could be setting myself up for a great big weed problem!



Oh man I thought I got all the blackberry. I missed that one. šŸ˜‚ It tries to take over every year.

I always leave unknowns to grow until they flower because the first house I ever rented, I accidentally ripped out a beautiful bed of columbine. Oops! I was very, very new to gardening. But last year it really backfired because this giant thing started growing,I misidentified it has an herb I wanted (it wasn't) and it ended up having tiny, almost unnoticeable flowers and so this year I have a billion of them in a 20' radius where that plant was growing. It literally looks like a carpet. šŸ¤¦


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The main clumps are:  at the top- oxeye daisy; middle- yarrow; bottom- St. John's Wort and bee balm (I think).
 
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My garden has plenty of "giant things" too!

One is definitely lovage. Of course, I discovered it AFTER I'd already purchased lovage seeds!

The rest I'm not sure. Plenty are probably wild parsnip, or hog weed. Both apparently have delicious young stems that can be eaten like asparagus when cooked, but nasty photosensitising sap when raw. They really are rather handsome, though, so I left them for now. I will cut the flower heads once they form, so they don't seed everywhere.

I can't help wondering if some of the huge "thistles" I dug out at the rosette stage were actually cardoons or globe artichokes. Or if the ones I didn't dig up once I had that thought really ARE thistles. At least I could recognise the strawberries and the garlic!

Ah, I wondered if that big clump was some sort of daisy. And I did recognise the SJW and yarrow.
 
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What's that plant with fan-shaped leaves around the ox eye daisy? It looks familiar but I don't know the name.
 
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I see a lot what I think is cut-leaf geranium. Looks like little pinwheels.
 
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May Lotito wrote:What's that plant with fan-shaped leaves around the ox eye daisy? It looks familiar but I don't know the name.


Yes those are a wild geranium. They get tiny pink flowers on them.
 
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Ah, geraniums! No wonder they look so familiar.

Here is a weedy corner of my yard. See how many plants can you find.
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May Lotito wrote:

Here is a weedy corner of my yard. See how many plants can you find.


I see queen anne's lace, red clover, a speedwell?, field madder?, and what I don't think is black eyed susan but maybe it is? And flea bane?
 
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Queen Ann's lace, black medic, red clover, fleabane, dock, depford pink, black eyed Susan, ox-eye daisy, English plantain and some others.
 
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May Lotito wrote:Ah, geraniums! No wonder they look so familiar.

Here is a weedy corner of my yard. See how many plants can you find.



Right off the bat, I see yarrow, purple clover (is that's its actual name?), and daisies, probably oxeye.
 
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