Asked on Jul 28, 2013

This just popped up in my yard. Anyone know what it is?

SShelly DerkAngelia Christenson


Nothing ever technically blooms from it.....
5 answers
  • BeazerBea
    on Jul 29, 2013

    @sheyderk from the photo,, it appears to be a weed, such as a milk thistle- which some folks are fond of. You have two choices....let it finish -bloom stage if you like it -keep it or option b-pull it...making sure you have the roots in tact- place in brown paper bag and throw it away.

  • Michelle S
    on Jul 30, 2013

    it may be burdock, I may have spelled it wrong. I see what looks like Velcro type pods or orbs, do they cling to you clothing? We have something similar here in western NY. Our cats get burdock tangled in their fur.

  • Angelia Christenson
    on Jul 30, 2013

    yeah, its some sort of thistle i do believe. I had to get mag glass as im kinda blind to see the pods good, but i am pretty sure.

  • Shelly Derk
    on Jul 30, 2013

    The leaves are very soft so I do believe it is an Abutilon theophrasti. The thistles are soft too. I guess since everything on it was so soft it might not be a weed but apparently it is! Thanks for the help everyone!

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