GABBY308: There are a couple of good websites for weed identification. Weed Science Society of America: www.wssa.net/Weeds/ID/index.htm USDA Plants Database: plants.usda.gov/java/ (I know books are easier for identification--I'll usually pick stuff and bring it in to look up, but I've also been known to schlep my laptop around the yard!)
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Speaking of weeds - does anyone know of a good book with colorful pictures of various weeds? Every Spring I seem to pull out emerging perennials along with the weeds. There's one weed that looks a lot like my phlox for example.
When you have solid mats of it choking out your lettuces, spinach, and other greens, yes, you do want to get rid of it. :D It has a tenacious little root. When you pull it, the top comes off and then it just grows back. So you have to spray it or till it. Good survival food, no doubt.
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I made a smoothie with two cups of chick weed today and I wanted to add it to my nutritional tracker. I wasn't surprised that spark people did not have any data, but a google search did not yield anything specific after reading through several articles. Of course it was frequently stated that chick weed was high in vitamin c, zinc, etc. and there were articles on how to use it but I still did not find an exact nutritional breakdown that could be used for tracking. Maybe I am dreaming, but could anyone on this forum point me to this information. Thank You! (When I searched for this info, I also saw sponsored links to an herbicide company on getting rid of chick weed, and other "useless" plants. )
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