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Old 01-09-2019, 10:32 AM
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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Just a type of dandelion or Canadian thistle. Both respond pretty the same to standard weed killers.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:05 AM
 
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sometimes better just to get under there an pull it out, roots and all.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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Ask your local master gardeners. They'll also tell you if the plant is a hummingbird or butterfly food source. Then decide if you want to kill it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:28 PM
 
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I just got the SAWS monthly gardening newsletter; it's hard to tell from one picture but it looks a little like Sow thistle.
5 Winter Weeds To Watch For | Garden Style San Antonio, Landscaping, Plants, Irrigation
and they linked to:
Weed Gallery: Annual sowthistle-UC IPM
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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I agree - it sure looks like Spiny Sow Thistle (also called Prickly Sow Thistle.) If they are in your flower beds, pull them out by the roots if you can (use gloves or you'll be sorry.) They quickly grow long and sturdy taproots, so you may have to dig them out. They are annuals so if they are in your lawn, you can just make sure you mow regularly so they don't go to seed - otherwise you will have a lot more next year!
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:15 AM
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Those, among others are having a good winter in my back yard.
Went after them with Roundup. Twice, different batches - one brand new since I thought the first one must have gone bad. A week apart on the applications.



No sign of damage to them at all still, must be the cool weather since in summer it only takes a day for them to start to shrivel.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:27 AM
 
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People may not care for weeds in their gardens, but dandelions - and certain other weeds - are edible and can be used for a whole host of culinary purposes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics notes that edible wild greens, like dandelion, taste good, are low in calories and are packed with vitamins.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/sow-thistle.aspx
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:38 AM
 
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People may not care for weeds in their gardens, but dandelions - and certain other weeds - are edible and can be used for a whole host of culinary purposes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics notes that edible wild greens, like dandelion, taste good, are low in calories and are packed with vitamins.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/sow-thistle.aspx
Yea, but can you put them in a tortilla?
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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A weed is just a plant that is out of place.
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