Merida72
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What is this type of weed?

Hi everyone!

So, I was pulling weeds from the garden today (with no gloves). I was on a roll and stopped myself. I came across a weed that looked poisonous (are there any that are poisonous?). I have attached two photos. Can you tell me what type of weed this is? (It's the one with yellow/orange spots on it's leaves).

Location: NC, USA

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Re: What is this type of weed?

I don't know what your weed is, but nothing I recognize as "poisonous."

There are really only two things I know of that you have to worry about touching / pulling (there are a number more that would not be good for you to eat, but I assume you are not going to go around eating unknown weeds :) ).

Poison ivy:

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"leaves of three, let it be." The leaflets are always in groups of three. They often, but not always, have little projections from the two side leaflets, like thumbs on a mitten.

Poison hemlock:

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Looks a lot like carrot or Queen Anne's lace when it is little, but then it shoots up to 6 feet tall.

Anything else that pops up in your yard should not bother you to touch, unless you have allergies/ sensitivities that most people do not have.
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Re: What is this type of weed?

Merida72 - not sure exactly which weeds you're trying to show us here in your photo. The large broad-leaf one or the smaller serrated-leaf one?
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Re: What is this type of weed?

Thank you for the reply! :)

I'm not sure if i pulled anything like that earlier...hopefully not! I do think there was something similar to the poison ivy..but I can't remember. I will take a look...all the weeds I pulled is laying in the yard right now.

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Re: What is this type of weed?

GardeningCook wrote:Merida72 - not sure exactly which weeds you're trying to show us here in your photo. The large broad-leaf one or the smaller serrated-leaf one?
The larger leaf is a flower I am trying to regrow. It's the smaller one with the orange/yellow dots.

Thanks for the reply! :)

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Re: What is this type of weed?

I think the orange/yellow dots are actually some kind of fungal disease this plant is suffering from. :|

...I don't recognize the plant itself although to me it looks like it could be in carrot/parsley/parsnip family.
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applestar wrote:I think the orange/yellow dots are actually some kind of fungal disease this plant is suffering from. :|

...I don't recognize the plant itself although to me it looks like it could be in carrot/parsley/parsnip family.
Thank you. It could be that...just want to make sure it's harmless to me before I pull it. I don't own any garden gloves (need to get some).

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Re: What is this type of weed?

ACTUALLY, when I want to be absolutely sure of not getting ANYTHING on my skin while gardening, I use long nitrile kitchen gloves.

Pull off inside out (And more importantly, outside in) and throw away.
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Re: What is this type of weed?

applestar wrote:ACTUALLY, when I want to be absolutely sure of not getting ANYTHING on my skin while gardening, I use long nitrile kitchen gloves.

Pull off inside out (And more importantly, outside in) and throw away.
Great idea! I actually have some these. I will use them for the weed pulling. Thank you! :)

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If you pulled poison ivy without wearing gloves, you'd already know it. :)
applestar wrote: ....I use long nitrile kitchen gloves. Pull off inside out (And more importantly, outside in) and throw away.
I learned the hard way that this is excellent advice.

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Re: What is this type of weed?

When I find a PI sprout, I use plastic bags as the glove. Put 3 up my arm (because 2 just doesn't seem like enough protection) and use bagged hand to pull sprout. Then use other hand to pull bag handles down over arm/hand, enclosing PI inside. Tie shut, put in dumpster, run to wash even though I know I didn't touch it. It's a very scientific process. :)

IDK what your mystery plant is, but doesn't look like one I'd be afraid of. If it's possible for a plant to be irritating, I'm sensitive to all of them, even most of my house plants. Plenty of plants can cause a contact dermatitis, and many others can have irritating sap. If you notice sap inside a plant that has a color (like white or orange) or is sticky, be suspicious, wash hands, and avoid further unprotected contact. Finding out you have a sensitivity to latex, calcium oxalate, or other irritating alkaloids is a real, itchy bummer!

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Re: What is this type of weed?

Looks like some type of mallow to me.
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