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Old 05-26-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Can anyone tell me if this is a weed and what type it is? It is all over my sister's back yard and it grows at various heights. I think it IS a weed, but I don't know what kind and they don't want to pull it up if it's not a weed.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 05-26-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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It depends on who you talk to. It's a native plant in the US especially common in Texas. Some people pay good money to grow it instead of lawn and others rip it out. Its common name is Horseherb or Straggler Daisy.

Great Stems: groundcover Archives

Calyptocarpus vialis (Straggler daisy) | NPIN
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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A weed is "any undesirable plant"
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Can anyone tell me if this is a weed and what type it is? It is all over my sister's back yard and it grows at various heights. I think it IS a weed, but I don't know what kind and they don't want to pull it up if it's not a weed.

My neighbor defines a weed as anything that grows where you don't want it to grow.

Soooo.... only you sister and her family can define that as a weed!
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Thank you all for the quick responses. I'll tell her!
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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It looks to me like you have two plants there, the one that has a growth near the bottom middle and further down and to the right being the weed and the rest, a nice plant.

But I'm not a weedologist, so... just a consideration.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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It looks to me like you have two plants there, the one that has a growth near the bottom middle and further down and to the right being the weed and the rest, a nice plant.

But I'm not a weedologist, so... just a consideration.
Hehehe...I'm not a weedologist either! Is that really a word?
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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i definitely misread the title.... so very disappointed
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