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[ID'd thanks] Little White Flower, Annual

Discussion in 'Weeds' started by flowerbug, May 9, 2018.

  1. May 9, 2018
    flowerbug

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    http://www.anthive.com/project/weeds/

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    trying to find this one online but no luck so far. it can be so tiny that many other plants will easily overgrow it, which is why i don't consider it a real problem at all. i like that it flowers early and grows in very poor sandy soils and other tough spaces, but Mom doesn't like it so i've had to get after it to keep it knocked back this season.

    note that plant on the right of the picture is tiny, but i've been pulling thousands of these that are even smaller, like they have a few leaves and one seed at the top and that's it. whole plant might be 3mm across and 2cm tall and that seed at the top will be so large in comparison.

    i always find such things interesting. :) anyways, i'm hoping to find out what the name is and any other info. like if that seed capsule at the top contains more than one seed. can't tell as of yet...

    yes, i really wish i had a microscope...
     
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    flowerbug

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    i should add that the flowers are four sets of two petals
    like

    ^^
    < >
    < >
    vv

    next to each other and not a round or even spaced pattern.
     
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  3. May 10, 2018
    thistlebloom

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    I have those too. No clue.
     
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    journey11

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    Have a look at this site and see what you come up with. If it's not on there, I'll be surprised! Ava's on year 3 of her 4-H Wildflower project and it has been an invaluable resource for us. You can set the parameters to greatly narrow down your search. The chickweeds have doubled petals like that, but since you say it has only 4, Spring Whitlow Grass sounds like a good possibility. There are so many little white flowers!
     
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    flowerbug

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    thank you! that site is a big improvement over others for sure. :) bookmarked...

    yes, that looks like it, funny name for a plant that looks nothing like a grass to me. :)

    i'll have to update my pages now with the right name. [done :) ]
     
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    Nyboy

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    @journey11 good to see you posting even if it is at 1:30 am
     
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    That website is really good. I bookmarked it. I have the Missouri Wildflowers book, but I think the pictures are clearer on the website.
     
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    Rhodie Ranch

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    might be wild iris.
     
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    flowerbug

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    i think we got it. :) i'll change the thread title...
     
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    thistlebloom

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    I like knowing the names of things. Those are really not obnoxious "weeds"at all. More of a tiny little wildflower. Thanks @journey11 . :)
     
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