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Offline CagedFeral

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What is this? Herb or Weed?
« on: May 14, 2017, 04:45:56 AM »
We planted herbs in this spot years ago but I'm just not sure what I have here. Grows like crazy and makes a good mulch if nothing else.

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Re: What is this? Herb or Weed?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 06:19:45 PM »
Is it prickly?  Is it in a wet area?

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Re: What is this? Herb or Weed?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 06:20:48 AM »
A goofy weed

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Re: What is this? Herb or Weed?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 02:02:24 PM »
What part of the world are you located?

It looks like a weed to me.  I think I've seen them sprouting up in my area, but I have no idea what it is called.
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Re: What is this? Herb or Weed?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 04:23:05 AM »
I'm in southern Ohio.
It's not prickly at all.
It's not in a particularly wet spot but I'm sure It's had plenty of water so far. It's in partial shade. Another factor might be that this is in a bed of river gravel we put down around the house.

It has no strong odor and seems harmless so I ate a couple leaves and I'm still not sure what it is but It tasted like something that would be great to add to a salad. I'm not going to do that yet but sure makes me curious what it is.

I searched all kinds of herbs and can't find a leaf match. We had a bunch of herbs in pots and a whiskey barrel here at one time. I thought it might be a basil but can't find anything with leaves like this. I let it grow that high because I wanted to see what it did.

I have no idea what this is but it spreads out thick and might make a good ground cover in certain spots. It grows to about 18" high, spreads on it's own and is very easy to pull out. Most of the roots come right out with it but I'm sure not all.

I pulled a bunch out to mulch around a couple trees. It's so easy to pull out and use as mulch I may try to transplant to an area that makes more since.
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Re: What is this? Herb or Weed?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 04:47:49 AM »
Call your local cooperative extension and ask them about bringing in a sample to have the plant identified.
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