Spring Weeds!

Happytort27

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Hello!

I found a lot of healthy plants when I was walking my dogs, and I wanted to double check the following plants’ identification.
1) I believe these are wild radish!
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2) Not really sure what this is...
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4) Maybe clover? BA9BCA77-C73D-4819-A804-98E9BF6D8C60.jpeg
5) I believe these are medics. 37C57BF3-04AC-471D-9CF9-01C58A9231C8.jpeg
6) I think this is mustard, but I’m not completely sure. B22CE57A-6A9F-40D1-B14E-C2F18CCFF9E9.jpeg
Thank you in advance!
 

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Happytort27

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I would also like to mention that I downloaded an app to identify these plants, but it did not give accurate results, so if anyone has app recommendations, I would love to hear them!
 

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I use an app called Seek. It is connected with iNaturalist. So far it was the best app i have used and if I am still not sure I am able to post a photo to iNaturalist and people that are close in your area often are able to help with identification.
 

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Sometimes the apps don’t work for me either, depends on what I’m looking at.

Yes, the first one is wild radish, pretty isn’t it. Safe.

The second is filaree, also called cranesbill geranium. Safe

The third might be wild lettuce, in an early, very fluffy stage before it starts growing upward. At any rate, it’s one of the dandelion relatives, safe.

The fourth after that is some kind of clover. Can’t say which one, but safe.

The fifth is also clover, not sure if it’s the same one as above. From those tiny yellow flowers I’d say it’s a burr clover. A little bit different from what we think of as ”regular” clover but safe. If you pull it out and find any small but very clingy seed pods, those are the burrs.

The last is a wild mustard, which will eventually have yellow flowers with the same four-petal shape as the radish but there will be many of them and they are small. Safe. It’s likely a black mustard which has a pretty strong taste. Your tortoise may not eat it but if it will, this is the time; your tortoise is likely the hungriest right now and the mustard is not as bitter.

You’ve got some kind of vining plant growing around or top of many of those photos, it has the long narrow leaves and is quite delicate looking. A wild pea or a vetch, perhaps? Hard for me to say at this point; we have little of either where I live. It would be easier to say if there was a picture of it growing more by itself. When there are flowers it will be easy to tell the difference. Both are safe; hopefully someone knows better than I do.

This one:

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There is a plant in one of the clovers that might be something; a tiny lupine? I’m quite unsure but perhaps you can find it growing by itself. Looks “safe” to me but that’s not very educated.

This one:

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I’m pretty sure I could guestimate where you are in California—not too far from me. But in a much better place for spring weeds. Enjoy!!
 

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Hello!

I found a lot of healthy plants when I was walking my dogs, and I wanted to double check the following plants’ identification.
1) I believe these are wild radish!
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2) Not really sure what this is...
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4) Maybe clover? View attachment 320621
5) I believe these are medics. View attachment 320622
6) I think this is mustard, but I’m not completely sure. View attachment 320623
Thank you in advance!
I think what you thought were medics is actually burr clover.
 

Happytort27

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Sometimes the apps don’t work for me either, depends on what I’m looking at.

Yes, the first one is wild radish, pretty isn’t it. Safe.

The second is filaree, also called cranesbill geranium. Safe

The third might be wild lettuce, in an early, very fluffy stage before it starts growing upward. At any rate, it’s one of the dandelion relatives, safe.

The fourth after that is some kind of clover. Can’t say which one, but safe.

The fifth is also clover, not sure if it’s the same one as above. From those tiny yellow flowers I’d say it’s a burr clover. A little bit different from what we think of as ”regular” clover but safe. If you pull it out and find any small but very clingy seed pods, those are the burrs.

The last is a wild mustard, which will eventually have yellow flowers with the same four-petal shape as the radish but there will be many of them and they are small. Safe. It’s likely a black mustard which has a pretty strong taste. Your tortoise may not eat it but if it will, this is the time; your tortoise is likely the hungriest right now and the mustard is not as bitter.

You’ve got some kind of vining plant growing around or top of many of those photos, it has the long narrow leaves and is quite delicate looking. A wild pea or a vetch, perhaps? Hard for me to say at this point; we have little of either where I live. It would be easier to say if there was a picture of it growing more by itself. When there are flowers it will be easy to tell the difference. Both are safe; hopefully someone knows better than I do.

This one:

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There is a plant in one of the clovers that might be something; a tiny lupine? I’m quite unsure but perhaps you can find it growing by itself. Looks “safe” to me but that’s not very educated.

This one:

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I’m pretty sure I could guestimate where you are in California—not too far from me. But in a much better place for spring weeds. Enjoy!!
Wow, thank you so much for your help! :) I believe the vining plant actually is a vetch because I saw some purple flowers like this on the plant:
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I’ll make sure to take more pictures of the “lupine” by itself!
 

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Wow, thank you so much for your help! :) I believe the vining plant actually is a vetch because I saw some purple flowers like this on the plant:

It’s not too hard when people are in the same geographical area. Don’t ask me about anywhere in the midwest!

No vetch here, though, alas. Not even in a big rain year that I can think of.

The little plant isn’t terribly familiar. I’m spitballing lupine off the arrangement of the leaves but that’s it. It would have a small blue and white flower.
 
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