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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Red Weed?

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TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 5, 2003
8:18 PM

Post #574711

The tips of these leaves started turning red (see the one in the grass?) and then the seeds turned really bright red! Weird Weed?

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Geoforce
Landenberg, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2003
9:19 PM

Post #574774

Your plant is Curly Dock (Rumex Crispus)


George

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/rumcr.htm


poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


July 5, 2003
9:44 PM

Post #574802

Don't let that go to seed in your garden TamTam. You'll be pulling out tons!
TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2003
3:21 AM

Post #575084

Oooooh Boy is that ever coming out tomorrow - thanks, guys!! :)
Ulrich
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

July 6, 2003
4:45 AM

Post #575162

Actually it looks more like Sour Dock, or Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)

Perhaps you could add it here: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/311/

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TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2003
5:16 AM

Post #575180

Actually I'm not convinced it's either of them...my fault, tho, cuz the picture isn't very good. I'm going to take some more pics tomorrow & post them...hmmmmm!! :)
TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2003
5:30 PM

Post #575500

Took more pics - and pulled it out!! :) I don't think it's either of the above, because the leaves alternate along the stalk instead of a group at the base... The root was weird, too, almost like a sideways carrot or something...

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TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2003
5:31 PM

Post #575504

The root was bright yellow, also.

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TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2003
5:32 PM

Post #575506

One more!

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ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2003
7:21 AM

Post #576092

TamTam-

That Looks Just like...
Mountain Orach(Atriplex hortensis).
It Grows 4'-6' Tall.
Heavy Seeder and as the Season progresses
the Plant will turn the Most Beautiful Fuchsia-Magenta Color.
I have Several Plants of it Growing here now.
It's Totally Green for about 2-3 months,
And then begins a Slow Process of the late color change.
Here in Oregon it happens in late Aug/Early Sept because of our Cooler Summer Climate.

It's Definately NOT any type of Dock.
TamTam
Blue Springs, MO
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2003
1:05 PM

Post #576223

I'm not so sure it's the Mountain Spinach, either!! The leaves were thinner, very green except for bright red tips, the Atriplex Hortensis had those beautiful purple leaves...didn't find any pics of those going to seed - wow, wonder what I had there (I'm thinking of getting some seeds off the one I threw away, just in case!!)

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