Jayme
Jayme
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Asked on May 27, 2013

Problem Weed Identities?

JaymeGretchenDouglas Hunt
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Hi....once again I am posting for plant identification. I have a could of weeds growing in my garden area, just looking to identify them. They are kind of pretty - but I hate to leave them to take over.
have NO idea what this is...was thinking wild mustard?
have NO idea what this is...was thinking wild mustard?
I believe that this is some kind of spurge.
I believe that this is some kind of spurge.
9 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 27, 2013

    What does the leaf look like on the plant on the left? The plant on the right well could be a type of euphorbia, or spurge, which I wouldn't consider a weed.

  • Nancy Hand
    on May 27, 2013

    Douglas I'm with you on the one on the right, Euphorbia. Not sure about the one on the left.

  • Jayme
    on May 28, 2013

    @Douglas Hunt I will get a better picture of the leaf for the plant in the left. As for the Spurge is there some way to contain it...because I actually like it. I did not plant it and I am pretty sure that it was in my garden last year - I just wasn't too concentrated on where it is last year.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 28, 2013

    If you are concerned about the spurge spreading you could dig it up and then plant it in a container in the ground, as you would for mint, for example.

  • Gretchen
    on May 28, 2013

    Without seeing the leaves, it's flowers and habit appear to be Golden Guinea Japanese Rose - japonica. Look it up on google and compare photos to your specimen. Hope that helps.

  • Jayme
    on May 28, 2013

    @Douglas Hunt thanks.... yes that is what I will do because I really like the spurge.

  • Jayme
    on May 28, 2013

    @Gretchen thanks...I looked that plant up. It is not what I am dealing with. Hopefully tomorrow I can get a picture of the leaves. Very rainy and dark here today. Thank you for your input.

  • Gretchen
    on May 29, 2013

    How tall and wide is this plant or bush? That may help me distinguish.

  • Jayme
    on May 29, 2013

    @Gretchen and @Douglas Hunt here are additional pictures of the leaves for my mystery weed.

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