Will someone tell me the name of this yardweed please ?


It has the purple leaves a thick stalk stem And pods the inside look like the feed you'd feed to higs to make chittlings my Apt complex used to be farmland long ago. But it seasonally grows in it's place is a smaller stemmed purple leaves plant with white flowers on it. But not them. It grows seasonally.

q will someone tell me the name of this yardweed please
  10 answers
  • Jan33666229 Jan33666229 on Apr 24, 2019

    It looks like a wondering Jew or in the family of that plant. Weed be gone will get rid of it.

  • Dee Dee on Apr 24, 2019

    Make sure you get all the rhizomes or it will grow back.

  • Rosa Rosa on Apr 24, 2019

    This looks like wander jew plant.. it needs to be clean and remove all the dead leaves, they have small pick flowers, here is photo..

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Apr 24, 2019

    I'm thinking this is Purple Queen. It does look like Wandering Jew, but it sounds like it is growing in sun - and it does have white (not pink) flowers. Purple Queen does trail and can get out of control pretty fast if it isn't kept where you want it. Use your search engine and find out if I've got your plant identified.

  • Proud Environmentalist Proud Environmentalist on Apr 24, 2019

    If you want to save some, it is a nice looking and hardy hanging basket plant. The color makes a nice contrast with other green plants.

  • Shaz Wright Shaz Wright on Apr 25, 2019

    It does make a pretty potted plant filler.

  • Louise Louise on Apr 26, 2019

    It's actually not a weed. It looks like Purple Heart Plant - Setcreasea which is similar, if not another name for, Wandering Jew. Is the picture below what you have? It dies back in the winter and reappears in the spring. Because of its color, it can be a nice addition to your yard. Mine gets nearly all shade and a neighbor's gets more sun, so it's versatile. It does spread but I don't consider it to be invasive. Toward the end of the summer, I usually give some to neighbors or post them on NextDoor.com and I always have people who want them.

    • Tiff Stone Tiff Stone on Apr 26, 2019

      The "plant" that grows it's stays flat on the ground but in certain spots. There is only one area it grows in out here in my apartment complex yard. It has the pods which made me curious about it they have small "seeds" in them. It has the thick stems but no flowers. When it died another similar grew in it's place the flowers looked similar to buttonweed but same purple leaves but gree straight up about at least three tall but purple leaves and thin stems. My apartment complex is going to be keeping up the yard better this year and I'm afraid I might not have the chance to get any! The root was as thick as the stem but unfortunately after picking me some to try it he small patch died out and my pickings got threw out being mistaken for a weed. I've always had that knack!

  • Linda Keaten Linda Keaten on Apr 27, 2019

    The plant to the left in your photo is a real pain it's called mother in law tongue it spreads like wild fire. And root grows along under ground so one day you have a beautiful straight plant and a few weeks later you have a couple more then you have a bed of them.

  • Dee Dee on May 18, 2021

    I had this in my yard and it took forever to get rid of. It is definitely a wandering jew. Wandering jews are pretty picky about getting the right amount of light. They need a lot of light to maintain their bright color, but direct sunlight will burn their leaves (except for tradescantia purple queen, they love growing in full sun! That is if you want to keep it. This is a very invasive plant. t can be hand pulled or raked, but every tiny piece must be removed or it will reshoot. Herbicides such as Roundup or Zero are worth a try, but you might find spraying with Starane 200 more effective. With wandering jew, as with most other weeds, persistence is the key to success