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Flower 7 77.78%
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:53 AM
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Flower or Weed

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?
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:55 AM
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It's a Poppy. ??? One persons weed is another person flower.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:02 PM
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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.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:22 PM
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How about this?

Can you identify it and would you keep it or pull it?

You all are awesome. Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:23 PM
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I dunno, but that first one... it looks like they FEED it, so I'd keep my distance!
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:23 PM
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The last one looks like some kind of lambs ear.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:31 PM
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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!!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:40 PM
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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.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:43 PM
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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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Old 07-10-2012, 01:43 PM
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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.
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