Photo by Melody

Carolina Gardening: NC wildflower? weed?

Communities > Forums > Carolina Gardening
Forum: Carolina GardeningReplies: 4, Views: 85
Add to Bookmarks
Connellys Springs, NC
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #8011761

Hi, All,

I have this weed? wildflower? that started growing in my new lawn the beginning of July. I have been researching and can't come up with any ID. I hope someone can help.

I'm including 2 pics. These "growths" are about 5-6 inches tall and at the very tips they get tiny...did I mention tiny? yellow flowers. The flowers have 5 rounded petals. The plant itself kind of looks like an upside down whisk broom! They pull up easily after a rain, but I have literally THOUSANDS of them!

New-ish to NC

Thumbnail by wuzo15
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Connellys Springs, NC
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2010
4:46 PM

Post #8011766

Here is the next pic, taken looking down at the top of the plant where the bits of yellow you see will become flowers. I should probably see a few with flowers in the next few days and I'll post the flower, too.

Thanks for looking!

Thumbnail by wuzo15
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Clyde, NC

August 2, 2010
10:00 AM

Post #8013259

Am waiting to see those flowers!
Don't have a clue what this is.
Maybe someone else is sharper. :o)
Mooresville, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #8014042

Clueless here too.


Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2010
6:56 PM

Post #8032418

First - don't know what it is.
Second - considering a weed is just a plant growing where you don't want it, I bet this is both a wildflower and a weed! It sounds like a plant that grows in after an area becomes disturbed (new lawn).
Unless you want your lawn to be filled with these, I'd get pulling.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.

Other Carolina Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Helllo Snoutherner 16 Apr 13, 2007 8:22 PM
Beautiful day Rosykay 14 Mar 20, 2009 11:32 PM
Flame azalea spartacusaby 20 Jun 21, 2007 4:17 AM
What is it? CarolinaTracer 6 May 5, 2007 1:05 PM
Hardiness success stories Tropicanna 102 Oct 16, 2007 7:29 AM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America