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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 27 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    Greensburg

  • State

    Pennsylvania

  • Posted by

    OldeTurtle

Notes:

This weed grows in my yard near Pittsburgh PA. It is a terrible nuisance since it sticks to clothing and can hurt, even through bluejeans or a shirt. The edge of the oval leaf feels a bit jagged. It grows mainly in disturbed soil. Mowing before it seeds is the best way I have found to keep it somewhat under control. The burs are stickiest at the later green stage then the brown stage of the bur. I would appreciate an exact identification of this plant please. Thank you for your help.

Comments

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    You’re Welcome!

    August 31st, 2015 at 7:33am

  • OldeTurtle Apprentice says:

    It said I was not registered, so I had to login. Brilliant ID! Spot on. Thanks.

    August 29th, 2015 at 12:49pm

  • Bob Dolan Apprentice says:

    You are brilliant! Spot on with the ID. Thank you.

    August 29th, 2015 at 12:11pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    May be a species of Stickseed in the Hakelia genus. I am guessing this might be Hackelia virginiana? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackelia_virginiana

    August 29th, 2015 at 11:18am

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