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That looks like what I’m calling chickweed. I’ve already been outside this morning, but when I go back out, I’ll get pictures to compare.
 

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That looks like what I’m calling chickweed. I’ve already been outside this morning, but when I go back out, I’ll get pictures to compare.
I got this picture of chickweed from roundthebendfarm.org. The way I always tell if the plant is chickweed is by those two little "antenna" type things sticking up! Lol!
 

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I got this picture of chickweed from roundthebendfarm.org. The way I always tell if the plant is chickweed is by those two little "antenna" type things sticking up! Lol!
Ok so you all got me going outside to look at my chickweed. I noticed the other day that it was actually growing in a protected spot by the north wall of my house.

But it isn’t blooming very much. I don’t see any antennae. Does that mean I have miner’s lettuce, or do I need to wait for the buds to blossom more?
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I picked some and washed it off. Not much taste. Kind of like a leaf. 🙄 Tacos aren’t on my menu (yet), but I will try some in a salad.
 
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Chickweed is a common weed where it can find shade in my garden.

Miners lettuce is related as are some others in N America but is "native to the western mountain and coastal regions of North America," as Wikipedia tells us.


Picture from the mountains in Nevada:
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Ok so you all got me going outside to look at my chickweed. I noticed the other day that it was actually growing in a protected spot by the north wall of my house.

But it isn’t blooming very much. I don’t see any antennae. Does that mean I have miner’s lettuce, or do I need to wait for the buds to blossom more?
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I picked some and washed it off. Not much taste. Kind of like a leaf. 🙄 Tacos aren’t on my menu (yet), but I will try some in a salad.

This is a very helpful article to help identify chickweed!
 

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