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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    01 / 20 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Winter

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southwest

  • City

    Dallas

  • State

    Texas

  • Posted by

    vix

Notes:

Hello all, I noticed recently a beautiful, soft, airy plant growing in random sections of my front yard. In the past, I have seen one of my mother-in-law’s dogs eating this plant. I’ve been curious as to what it is, because it’s spreading and I find it pretty. What kind of weed or plant is it? It’s only several inches high. Up close, I get a very brief scent but not long enough to determine what type of scent it is. It’s pleasant however. My first thought is Cilantro, but not sure.

Comments

  • Ella Leaf Lover says:

    The color, height and tripinnate leaf structure lead me towards a desert fern. Something in the Cheilanthes family. Not sure which one, but they are common in Texas. This is a great guide: http://www.mineralarts.com/ferns/DesertFernsGuide.html

    January 26th, 2015 at 2:41am

  • vix Registered says:

    I will! I have been researching common weeds found in my area and visual guides to herbs. Nothing has come close to what this is. I am very intrigued by it. I find it beautiful and the occasional scent from it is almost like a pine-lemon type scent. It’s soft and airy feeling and just today, I noticed that it’s growing in patches in front of and all across a row of bushes we have. Birds commonly frequent those bushes, so I’m wondering if they brought whatever this is to my yard. Fascinated!

    January 24th, 2015 at 10:14pm

  • Melanie Unregistered says:

    Wow, I’m stumped (no pun intended)…please post an update when you find out…Very interesting!

    January 22nd, 2015 at 3:20pm

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