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What weeds are these?

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Post Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:19 pm

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I was wondering if you could help me identify some if the weeds in my yard

Jan






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All I know about these is that they HURT when you step on them barefoot! Anything good about them??

Jan


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I'm pretty sure this is nightshade with purple flowers and red berries. It grows all over my kid's playhouse We've been decorating mud pies with them for years! I just found out that they're poisonous!!! Along with the crown vetch growing all along the ground around it ..... sigh..... They're both such pretty plants that I was happy to let them grow..... FOR YEARS! Glad I didn't poison any neighborhood kids not to mention my own!

Jan


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Crown vetch.... it's so pretty especially when it's coveted with pale purple flowers.... I'm gonna miss it... :/

Jan

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Split this off into its own thread.

2 is foxtail grass. BAD STUFF

3 is Lamb's Quarters. Edible

The thistle is Bull Thistle I think. Parts are edible but not worth it as far as I care.

That one does look like nightshade. The berries, like tomatoes, are purported to be edible.

Getting ready for work will bet to more later.


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Thank you so much! I hope I'm not being annoying with all the questions. It's just so exciting to have someone that I can ask instead of spending countless hours online wondering if my plants match any of the pictures! Btw... I did taste a red nightshade berry once. Barely touched the tip of my tongue to see if it was bitter. It WAS! And my tongue went numb! That's when I decided to just stick to decorating mud pies with them! Lol :/

Jan

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