Saturday, September 17, 2016

Question for the Hive Mind: Unknown Weed

This plant had leaves similar to those of the strawberries it was growing among; I didn't realize it was something else until it had gotten noticeably taller than the strawberries, and started blooming. I suppose I don't actually have to know what it is, but I'm curious, and a bit of poking around online didn't help. Anyone know?






7 comments:

Ivynettle said...

Looks like a kind of Potentilla to me, but I don't know which one.

Elke Schwarzer said...

A Potentilla, I'd guess.

Diana at Garden on the Edge said...

Looks like European Cinquefoil (Potentilla reptans) to me. Very common 'weed.' If you need to remove it it's hard to get rid of - you need to pull ALL the roots up.

nycguy said...

looks like a potentilla/cinquefoil.

Pat the Plant said...

Potentilla norvegica.

Pat the Plant said...

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/rgh_cinquefoil.htm

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PONO3

foxhead128 said...

Potentilla indica, I think. It's very common in the States and is a noted invasive species.