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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 28 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • City

    Bucyrus

  • State

    Ohio

  • Posted by

    jake12121212

Notes:

This plant which has a hairy stem and hairy leaves (top and underside), tiny flowers about 3/16 in. across has been growing in my parents North-Central Ohio garden for about 20 years. It is very easy to pull out of the ground and a very light frost will kill it to the ground. The problem is that it puts out copious amounts of seeds which must be 100% viable. The ground can be dirt-bare one day and in a week the seeds will have sprouted and the plants have buried the green pepper plants.

Comments

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    Laura and Stone you hit the nail on the head! Mine’s the hairy one, Galinsoga ciliata. Thanks for the informative links. Galinsoga is on the menu for tomorrow’s lunch. In the meantime I’ll search for the recipe for “Ajiaco”.

    August 12th, 2014 at 11:14pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Possible galinsoga http://oak.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/galci.htm

    August 11th, 2014 at 2:10pm

  • Laura Unregistered says:

    Looks like Galinsoga ciliata, Shaggy soldier. From the sources, it also looks like it is edible. http://www.nobanis.org/files/factsheets/galinsoga_quadriradiata.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQPqk2AKK40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN41SMD2G3k

    August 11th, 2014 at 11:29am

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