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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2002
5:15 PM

Post #27095

Okay, now it's flowering. Before this thing sets seed, is is something I planted, ya think? I'm still stumped, even seeing the blooms! The leaves are nothing like the garlic mustard that's growing everywhere in our yard at least.

Here's the whole plant from my earlier post: http://davesgarden.com/showthread/220417.html

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louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2002
9:32 PM

Post #244227

Some of the leaves almost resemble Christmas cactus. I know it's not that!! I'm stumped!! The flowers look a bit like Iberis but the leaves do not match.
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2002
9:39 PM

Post #244231

Kimberley take a look at this:-

http://rcewebserver.rutgers.edu/weeds/full.asp?pname=horsenettle
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2002
10:43 PM

Post #244275

The horsenettle's an interesting idea, but I think these flowers are smaller, and the leaves aren't quite so jagged on the edge, though.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


April 16, 2002
11:02 PM

Post #244283

I don't know what this is! Where's Baa??!!.
Baa

April 16, 2002
11:06 PM

Post #244284

Baa's currently in the frame of mind that someone has stuck the wrong flowers on this plant *BG*

Best guess so far is something in the Crucifer section, I'll try and look it up.
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 16, 2002
11:16 PM

Post #244290

ROTFLOL, Baa!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 17, 2002
5:14 AM

Post #244569

Yes, Baa, that's what I do in my spare time: Unnatural grafts, LOL!
Roselaine
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2002
6:21 AM

Post #244594

Just a guess, it looks like a vegetable or herb, that has gone to seed!!!!!!!! man, it's somewhat on the tip of my tongue???? Elaine...one of the chards..this happened to one of my chards in a 1/2 oak barrel????
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 17, 2002
2:42 PM

Post #244745

I believe I will yank it, or at least deadhead it before it can set seed. I don't remember planting anything at the base of the birdbath. All sorts of weeds and grass have overtaken this lasagna flowerbed because we (1) didn't first kill the grass (2) didn't put down enough layers of newspaper and (3) didn't put down enough compost and whatnot before mulching. Grrrrrrrr.
Baa

April 17, 2002
10:09 PM

Post #245068

GW would you be so kind as to take a pic when flowers open a little more please, I'd like to see if the flower stems elongate and what for the flower heads eventually take. In my mind this is of the Brassicaceae and I've a few possibles but I'm not confident that any match your plant exactly.

Does it have a scent? and Are the leaves fleshy?
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


April 18, 2002
6:39 AM

Post #245371

You know, the leaf suggested basil to me. I agree that it looks like an herb. Does it put off a scent when you rub the leaf?
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 18, 2002
6:54 AM

Post #245375

Hmmmm...Haven't rubbed it. I will try and remember to get another picture of the flowers tomorrow, provided they're fully blooming at this point. I sure didn't plant any basil there, and the only basil I have in the yard already is purple basil. Hmmmm...Could be a volunteer I guess!

More soon; stay tuned. Same bat-time, same bat-forum.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 18, 2002
6:25 PM

Post #245619

Okay, I've rubbed the leaves. Absolutely no smell to them. I scanned a flowerhead since that gave me better detail than a photograph. Look here in my journal: http://davesgarden.com/editgj/showimage.php?iid=5506
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 19, 2002
12:25 AM

Post #245768

Hi Kimberley! Guess what girlfriend?? I think this is a weed. I have three of them in a spot where I am sure I did not put them. Good old Ohio weeds. LOL
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2002
5:18 AM

Post #245920

Baa, it's coming out. May it rest in pieces.

~~~~

Added:

ODE TO THE WEED

He wasn't all deep-rooted, so he came up without a fight
I dropped him in the dumpster and put the lid on tight
Tomorrow he will travel far, out to the dump's domain
And mixed in with the refuse there he'll surely sprout again


...But he'll be their problem!

;) Kimberley

This message was edited Friday, Apr 19th 2:45 AM
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 19, 2002
7:42 AM

Post #245960

Hahaha - Kimberley knows best!!! Well done Chele - you finally convinced her!!! lol!!
Baa

April 19, 2002
8:05 AM

Post #245968

Seeing the plant on it's side has made me think it is Lepidium possibly L. latifolium - Dittander, I think those of you in the in the US call it Peppercress.
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 19, 2002
4:31 PM

Post #246096

LOL, Kimberly! TOO FUNNY! Would you mind if I saved that and printed a few "plaque-type" things to give away?
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2002
7:14 PM

Post #246172

Well...As long as ya give me my byline. ;)

P.S. Some writer I am; I can't even spell byline. LOL

This message was edited Friday, Apr 19th 3:51 PM
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 19, 2002
7:25 PM

Post #246177

What the heck is biline??
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 19, 2002
7:35 PM

Post #246181

Sure will! How about "By Gardenwife from davesgarden.com"? Or would you prefer your full name? Or just Kimberly in parentheses after "Gardenwife" in the above?

Louisa, a "byline" is just that, a line that says "By so-and-so."
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2002
7:49 PM

Post #246185

Full name; I'll e-mail it to ya.

Sheesh, I can't even spell byline...It's hopeless. ;)

This message was edited Friday, Apr 19th 3:52 PM

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