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rcreff
07-06-2012, 11:53 AM
So, we just took over landscaping a new yard. The owners want to us to be careful of exotic flowers that look like weed. I think this is a weed but could use your expertise...

Is this a flower or weed?

Dr.NewEarth
07-06-2012, 11:55 AM
It's a Poppy. ??? One persons weed is another person flower.

macgyver_GA
07-06-2012, 12:02 PM
One persons weed is another person flower.

Correct, Isn't the definition of a weed, any species of plant that is unwanted in the area? For example, you guys up north consider Bermuda grass as a weed, My whole lawn is bermuda grass and I consider fescue a weed here.

rcreff
07-06-2012, 12:22 PM
Can you identify it and would you keep it or pull it?

You all are awesome. Thanks for the help!

OakNut
07-06-2012, 12:23 PM
I dunno, but that first one... it looks like they FEED it, so I'd keep my distance!

Duekster
07-06-2012, 12:23 PM
The last one looks like some kind of lambs ear.

rcreff
07-06-2012, 12:31 PM
I dunno, but that first one... it looks like they FEED it, so I'd keep my distance!
They feed it blood and I think it sings...very funny. Took me a minute to figure out the joke. Just saw the water dish!!!

macgyver_GA
07-06-2012, 12:40 PM
The last one looks like some kind of lambs ear.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. My next door neighbor has some of that in their backyard. That stuff multiplies and spreads like a weed. 3 years ago they put one tiny plant underneath a Maple in their backyard and it has completely spread around the entire base of the tree in about a 3 ft diameter.

Jbh0724
07-10-2012, 12:43 PM
You just need to find out if the customer wants it there. If it were my yard I would pull it. Its a weed to me but the customer may like it. Definition of a weed is something growing where it isn't wanted. Good point about the bermuda being a weed up north, but its sought after here in Georgia.
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Dr.NewEarth
07-10-2012, 01:43 PM
The second one could be in the Mullein family ( Verbascum sp.) The rosette is similar to lambs ear and things like that, but the leaf structure is a bit different than the ones we grow here.

What type of soil is there? Is it sandy and course?

The flower itself leads me to think of some-thing in the Dogbane family or Hemp.

pear
07-14-2012, 10:06 PM
First one is a Poppy, and the second one is a Lambs Ear. Where I'm from WV/OH both are considered perennial flowers. The Lambs Ear can be every invasive, but easily controlled by simply pulling the undesired plants. Poppy tends not to spread to bad. That's here, can't speak for other areas... "pear"

reed384
07-14-2012, 10:23 PM
any plant in a inaproprate area of planting is a weed in outher words if it wasnt planted there and just came up its a weed so say my profs at colledge many years ago.:dizzy:

LawnMan19
07-15-2012, 12:25 AM
First one is a Poppy, and the second one is a Lambs Ear. Where I'm from WV/OH both are considered perennial flowers. The Lambs Ear can be every invasive, but easily controlled by simply pulling the undesired plants. Poppy tends not to spread to bad. That's here, can't speak for other areas... "pear"

Right on man.:clapping: