Can anyone name this pretty weed for me
Dandy lion, deep tap rooted perennial,hard to get rid of
14 May, 2011
Hi, looks like a perennial sow thistle, (Sonchus arvensis)
Its not a prickly Planto. It was very easy to pull out and its 19" long and although the leaf does look like Dandelion I didnt think the flowers did in the centre? Derek
?Coltsfoot? Or perhaps it is a Henry. I definitely feel that it is a Henry.
hi again, sow thistles are not really prickly looks very like one.
Have a look on this website. I think it might be Common Ragwort - Senecio jacobaea
Sorry its not the right leaf for Coltsfoot or Ragwort.
I will now eat humble pie Plantoholic as having looked at more Sow thistle I think you may be right my thanks. It just proves how hard it can be to identify plants.
One of the Hawk weeds - sorry don't know which!
If you break the stem of a sowthistle you should see a white, milky sap. The stem is hollow and hexagonal.
it looks like one of the crepis genus. Crepis is also called hawksbeard or cats ears depending on the species.
but looking at the leaf it might be Picris hieraciodes an ox-tongue.
The leaves are at the base MG and SBG would that still be right for Hawksweed?
look at ox-tongue that is a better match in my opinion.
sophy.u-3mrs.fr is an image from google that has same leaf form.
The leaf looks wrong for ox tongue and the stems of this weed are smooth, not bristly. I'm going with cat's ear.
I don't get a picture on the page you've put the link for SBG.
It may be one of the Cat's-ears and Hawkbits (Hypochoeris and Leontodon) family there are several species.
15 May, 2011
I dont get the link either SBG. That seems to fit Jen H as it has no leaves on the stem and the flower centre seems the same.
Its a perennial sow thistle, sonchus arvensis. These little dandelion-like plants are an absolute nightmare to sort out, but this one looks like a nice clear example.As a double check, the leaves should slightly curl round the stem where they join it, and the green bit behind the flower should be a bit sticky.
Steragram while I agree it looks like a Sow thistle all the photos on line seem to show leaves up the stem and mine has only leaves around the base and non up the stem, it did not have any sap either. The leaves also seem to grow straight out?
16 May, 2011
it isnt sow thistle and I am going back to the catsear/hawkbeard id but according to one of my wildflower books they do hybridize a bit to.
17 May, 2011
Perhaps you have the answer SBG we have lots of fields/verges full of this type all around, so perhaps this is a result of some happy union!!!
oh the shame...........
brazen hussey lol
How do I say thanks?
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