Does anyone know what this weed is or is it a herb plant?

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All I know it's newly growing in back yard!

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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Aug 01, 2018
    It looks like a weed to me.

  • Sparkles Sparkles on Aug 02, 2018
    wish you had a better picture so better identify the plant in question.

  • William Moriarty William Moriarty on Aug 02, 2018

    Looks like Purlsane, which is edible, But I would take it to your local Botanical Garden . If none available try a Garden Center

  • Chapmanooka Chapmanooka on Aug 02, 2018
    portulaca?

  • Gem Spletzer Gem Spletzer on Aug 02, 2018


    Portulaca oleracea is a perennial plant


  • Usha Gupta Usha Gupta on Aug 02, 2018

    It’s not Portulaca. Leaves are totally different. It’s a edible weed purslane. But check with garden center before use

  • Ter4588853 Ter4588853 on Aug 02, 2018

    Mimosa pudica.

    • Heather Kuder Heather Kuder on Aug 02, 2018

      I just wonder how it all of sudden got growing in my yard? Sure from a bird? I know it's new cause I have some plant right around these new growing what ever they are? Are these mainly a greenery plant or would they form flowers on them?

  • Ter4588853 Ter4588853 on Aug 03, 2018

    Yes they grow a pink feathery flower. You can check on internet. Mimosas pudica. When you touch them they close their leaves. When they first discover it they study it and related to circadian cycle.

    • Heather Kuder Heather Kuder on Aug 03, 2018

      Ok well I looked online at the names of ideas what it could be and really none looked like the leaves? Now if it is one of them then I like to pick some of them up and put in a planter pot

  • Tanya Keel Tanya Keel on Aug 04, 2018

    If there are tons of tiny seeds under the leaves, it may be what our nursery calls Chamber Bitter. It is a very invasive weed that will kill your lawn if not addressed daily. We live in a tropical climate and this weed usually shows up in late April or early May. Mowing without a bag spreads the seeds, making the problem considerably worse.


    I would take it to your local nursery and ask.