Saturday, April 30, 2011

What is this?

Weeding this area I left these in place thinking they were Nicotiana seedlings from last year’s plants. But now that they’re flowering it’s obvious that’s not the case. I’ve never seen a weed like this. Might they have hitch-hiked in on the chartreuse grass? Can anyone make an i.d.?

16 comments:

  1. It's a forget-me-not and they do seem to just turn up out of the blue at this time of the year. They are good for the tiny pollinators and easy to remove after they bloom.

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  2. Next year you'll have hundreds of them....for-get me nots.

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  3. Yeah their seeds have little burrs so they stick to socks and the bottom of pants or any animals they touch. They are pretty wonderful when massed in big groups.

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  4. Danger comes in all forms. There's your lean and mean, stiletto-heeled garden exotics, and then there's the sweet, blue-eyed old-fashioned darlings out to conquer the world with sheer fertility. Forget-me-nots are lovely, but don't turn your back on them...

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  5. Great comment from Wendy! Danger does come in all forms of plants.

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  6. I agree with Wendy too. Cute plant but it does tend to take over. I'm always pulling them out. Love the grass they hitched in. Also a rampant seeder though.

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  7. Z Mama, "easy to remove" sounds good.

    linda, is that a threat? :)

    pp, interesting...so I wonder if the neighbors cats tracked the seeds in?

    Wendy, oh gosh...danger indeed! Thank you for the warning.

    Hoover, Bishops Weed anyone?

    Grace, really? (the grass) I've had it for a couple of years now and had no seedlings. Too bad.

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  8. Most regard it as a weed. I call it an excellent filler: kind of a place-keeper for areas that have yet to rise to the top of the to-do list. It's true: they come out with a gentle tug...kind of like ridding your rocks of the pine needles.

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  9. Loree, All I'm saying is that both the FGMN and Bishops weed. I brought in from my mother's garden...just one little clump...pot it!

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  10. ricki, I'm not sure if your pine needle analogy is a good thing or not.

    Linda, okay...guess what I'll be doing asap? Pulling it. Yes. It only was left to bloom because I mistook it for something else. Don't need it, don't want a problem child.

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  11. Ha. That's perfect. Did you forget your forget-me-not? (I suspect it's a stowaway seed)

    I loved these guys in my MI garden, but they do get a bit rambunctious.

    They are not, however, anywhere in near the category of bishop's weed.

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  12. Hi-what is the name of this beautiful chartreuse grass? thank you.

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    1. Good question! I'll look it up and try and find the name...

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    2. Probably it is one of Myosotis species.

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  13. Did you find out the botanical name of this beautiful chartreuse grass? It is very lovely.

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    1. No, bit Boris (above) offers a hint.

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