Pretty sure it's a weed but I've never seen one like this.

Ojai, CA

This weed is kind of pretty and not all that common at least in my yard. I was getting ready to pull it but decided i wanted to know its name first. It's about 5 inches in diameter and about 3 inches tall, reminds me of something you see in a succulant garden. It is kinda soft and not very stiff.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

bump up for more viewer....

Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

it will be some sort of thistle.

Louisville, KY(Zone 6b)

Might it be a Desert Chicory, Rafinesquia?

Ojai, CA

Thanks for the guesses!!
I think I am doubting the Desert Chicory, Rafinesquia it doesen't the same colors and the thistle is hard to see in it too. It is the first year it reared it's head.
I am not sure if it is a weed and should be pulled or moved cause it is in the middle of the kids play area.
I have other pics and will post later tonight.

Ojai, CA

Here is another look at that this plant/weeld.

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Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

I have a curley dock weed that I grow for the birds. Used to feed the bobwhite when I raised them. It started similar to that pic and there are other dock weeds.
http://icestories.exploratorium.edu/dispatches/in-pusuit-of-sour-dock/

Mona in Metcalfe, ON(Zone 5a)

wild chicory sound right

Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

Any new growth on your weed? Or did you pull it?

Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

I saw one and my camera's not working. Sure looks like the Italian Chickory
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/690/

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