Weeds I'm unsure of.

Elohi

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In my whole yard, I have ONE single whatever this is.
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And there are a ton of these?
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Unsure about this stuff.
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Clover or oxalis?
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Don't know about the others, but that last one is oxalis. Heart shape leaves is the give away. I think that is filaree in the second photos (#2).
 

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What's the best tortoise safe way to get rid of oxalis. I don't have a lot of it but it's poking out from under my fence in areas, like in this picture.
 

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I agree the last one is Oxalis.
Sorry, I don't recognize the others. Post some flower pictures when they get to flowering.
 

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1. I don't know this one. Try the Garden Compass app.
2. This almost looks like my wild mustard, but not quite.
3. This almost looks like plantain, but I'm not seeing the normal lines in the leaves. Pull a few leaves and see if you get those whitish stringy fibers that always pull out of plantain leaves.
4. Oxalis. I carefully pull them out and try to get as much root as possible. It grows in clumps with a big tap root. It will keep coming back for a little while, but if persistent, you will win.
 

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1. I don't know this one. Try the Garden Compass app.
2. This almost looks like my wild mustard, but not quite.
3. This almost looks like plantain, but I'm not seeing the normal lines in the leaves. Pull a few leaves and see if you get those whitish stringy fibers that always pull out of plantain leaves.
4. Oxalis. I carefully pull them out and try to get as much root as possible. It grows in clumps with a big tap root. It will keep coming back for a little while, but if persistent, you will win.
Garden compass apparently thinks I live on another planet, they never know what I send them LOL.
 

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Ok, I'm goin' with mullein for the first one,

Tansy ragwort for the second one, but this is just a guess,

I'm stumped by the third one,

and oxalis is the last one. Oxalis has little 'bulbs' attached to its root system and if you yank out the plant the bulbs drop off and many new plants grow from them. So you have to dig them out, taking care to not break up the roots.
 

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1. I don't know this one. Try the Garden Compass app.
2. This almost looks like my wild mustard, but not quite.
3. This almost looks like plantain, but I'm not seeing the normal lines in the leaves. Pull a few leaves and see if you get those whitish stringy fibers that always pull out of plantain leaves.
4. Oxalis. I carefully pull them out and try to get as much root as possible. It grows in clumps with a big tap root. It will keep coming back for a little while, but if persistent, you will win.
I pulled a couple of leaves and tore them and this is what it looks like.
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The leaves are smallish but it's growing in dense patches alongside sow thistle.
 

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Garden compass apparently thinks I live on another planet, they never know what I send them LOL.

That is weird. They've hit all of mine with a 100% success rate.
 

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I pulled a couple of leaves and tore them and this is what it looks like.
The leaves are smallish but it's growing in dense patches alongside sow thistle.

Definitely not plantain. I'm stumped. Have you got a local nursery you can take it to? All the ones around here have at least one native weed expert. They've never failed me either.
 

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Wow, you guys are good ! Two weeks ago I just figured out which leaves where the arguella in the spring mix. Turns out spring mix varies with different companies. I havent been brave enough to tackle weeds !
 

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Wow, you guys are good ! Two weeks ago I just figured out which leaves where the arguella in the spring mix. Turns out spring mix varies with different companies. I havent been brave enough to tackle weeds !

Well get on it man. Weeds are the best food for them. Spring mix is okay sometimes, but not the best.
 

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Man I suck at weeds! I know the last one . Sorry I always ask Yvonne . Its funny because every time I ask she knows . But you have some off the wall weeds . Haha If I don't know they are safe I dig them up .
 

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I have this weed here, but I don't know the name of it. Here it grows between my property and the street, so hard packed dirt and no moisture. Because of that it doesn't grow as rich as your pictured plant. It is only one starburst shaped plant. Eventually it puts up a fuzzy stalk and fuzzy buds with eventual flowers - small and yellow. If you cut it off at the roots and turn the plant over, its fuzzy and gray.
 

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1. I have a few Centaurea montana that look like that. Does it grow a strange but pretty flower?
 

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I took these pictures to the nursery where I bought some plants for the tortoise yard and they couldn't identify any except oxalis.
They think the one may be mullein but weren't sure since it had the purple vein.
 
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