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Carolina Gardening: NC wildflower? weed?

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wuzo15
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!

Thanks,
New-ish to NC

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wuzo15
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!

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Mountainbeauty
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)
melsalz
Mooresville, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #8014042

Clueless here too.
Beach_Barbie
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.
Barb

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