BartJY
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Help identify

Hi Folks,

Can anyone identify this weed? The leaves of three & flowers are about 1/4 the size of clover. My yard is covered in the stuff.

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Bart
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rainbowgardener
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Re: Help identify

purslane. It is an edible weed, tasty and very nutritious. It is very low in calories and fat, but high in omega-3's, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, some B complex vitamins, and anti-oxidants. Eat your weeds!

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/vi ... ne#p387744

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Re: Help identify

If it's the yellow flowered one, I think it's black medic?

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rainbowgardener wrote:purslane. It is an edible weed, tasty and very nutritious. It is very low in calories and fat, but high in omega-3's, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, some B complex vitamins, and anti-oxidants. Eat your weeds!

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/vi ... ne#p387744
That would explain why all the deer in the area are eating my yard.....

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Re: Help identify

applestar wrote:If it's the yellow flowered one, I think it's black medic?
After looking at a lot of pics, I think you are correct.

Bart

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I think it's black medic as well.

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rainbowgardener
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I don't know... Purslane also has little yellow flowers:

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Check the leaf texture, Rainbow.

They're ribbed (I know not the fancy schmancy term) like clover.

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Another vote for black medic
https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/wee ... _medic.htm
It would be easy to tell the 2 apart, purslane has thick juicy leaves, black medic has thin leaves. Deer love them both.



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