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Help with plant ID

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by trickspiration, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. trickspiration

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    After a few days of high humidity and rare SoCal rain, patches of the front lawn began showing new sprouts of grass and young weeds! In other words, free food for Spike! That is, if I can safely identify them. Most of them I've found are young dandelions and catsear, and some looked different than what I have been picking for him, so now I'm attempting to figure out what they are.

    I think the first and third plants are the same.
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    I am already eyeing spots after the rain!

    The second picture is a sow thistle, good.

    The first and third are probably the same and are probably dandelion. Could also be sow thistles but I don’t think so. The thistles and dandelions are all closely related and safe, whatever they end up being.
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    Thank you, these weeds looked like young healthy ones to potentially feed him. The rain was quite a raging one this time around; thankfully it cleared up today so I could take Spike out for some sunlight!
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    Yes, quite a change from yesterday. No surprise they are having mudslides upstate. :/
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    I heard about those! Hoping Santa Barbara recovers from them soon.
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    I’m here in the PNW. We average 48” of rain per-year. 1 & 3 are dandelion to me, unless someone says different. Here at this new place I’m living at, my tortoise family has a huge plethora of dandelion young to old as well as a plethora of broadleaf plantain growing all free and wild. And this is the first time in probably 15 years that I’ve not had a russian tortoise in the family to eat it all down. I do have my baby leopard tortoise, but she can only eat so much and I remember my russians as being broadleaf DESTROYERS! Everything down to to the root tops,
    Thank you for your cooperation.
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    Indeed. I put out weed seeds in our yard last month, recalling that this year’s naturally occuring weeds lasted exactly two days after she woke up.

    It’s a very small yard but still, two days? :eek:
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    I'm originally from SoCal and moved up to Seattle in 2015. I've experienced the rain there for two years. It was too much for me! That's why I'm back in SoCal ;). The rain we had for the last two days...reminded me of WA RAIN. Never again!
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    I can't tell if this is young geranium or mallow. Found in the backyard.
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    Henbit seems reasonable. It’s not geranium or mallow.
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    Are these hawkbit or dandelion?
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    I am also unsure what this is. The leaves are quite fuzzy though.
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    Those first two are dandelion.
    The third is a type of clover, I'm just not sure if it is burclover or hop clover. Safe to feed.
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    Just a word of caution. I have read the following Quote: "Trifolium repens (white clover) Note: becomes toxic when dry" so just make sure it is not white clover and if it is then don't feed it if it is dry.
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    Just googled white clover so yours should be safe as it does not look like the below. grow-white-clover_mini.jpg
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    It looks like it is closer to the striped clover. Trifolium Striatum 1626.jpeg The tortiose table does not list it so not sure how safe it is.
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    Thanks! I won't feed it to him just to be careful.
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    This was seen as a heavy patch of weeds, not sure of its ID (the three photos below are the same weed):
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    Henbit or something else?
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