Ladysthumb? Plant ID

Discussion in 'Habitat Forum' started by S.King28, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. S.King28

    S.King28 New Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2017
    Just when I thought every desirable weed on earth was growing somewhere on my pop's land. This stuff appears in the woods hole. Did some research and I'm guessing it's ladysthumb.. anyone that thinks otherwise what's your opinion? I have water pepper growing elsewhere but the heads on these are a lot bigger and the leaf structure is totally different. Thanks for the help in advance!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    6,472
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2000
    Location:
    west, Tennessee
    Nodding smartweed. Good duck food. Prolific seed producer
     
    Albino Woodie and JFG like this.
  3. S.King28

    S.King28 New Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2017
    Thanks Mr. Clayton. U are a plant ID'ing machine. One more question. I have a spot where the beavers killed a few trees and they fell and every one of them have red rooted sedge growing out of the tree. Is this a common thing? Have u heard of this happening?
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    6,472
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2000
    Location:
    west, Tennessee
    Yes I have seen that many times. The decaying tree makes for a great seed bed for new vegetation.
     
    Albino Woodie likes this.
  5. S.King28

    S.King28 New Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2017
    Does red rooted sedge have tubers like yellow ns?
     
  6. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    3,147
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Location:
    Coastal NC
    IMG_3555.JPG
    Here's some growing in front of my storage bldg. landing, which is 3.5' off the ground. I'm harvesting these.
     
    Albino Woodie and S.King28 like this.
  7. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    6,472
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2000
    Location:
    west, Tennessee
    Unfortunately no it does not have tubers. Thankfully it is an abundant seed producer!
     
  8. boatdriver

    boatdriver Refuge Member

    Messages:
    92
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Location:
    LA
    JFG,

    How do you plan to harvest that? The smartweed seeds....
     
  9. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    3,147
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Location:
    Coastal NC
    Just strip them (buds) when they're done. When they start turning brown and easily come off when rolled between your fingers and thumb, it's time to pick. You can get them earlier but you'll want to make sure you let them dry out. Some of mine were already shedding with all the wind we've had so I went ahead and picked a lot.
     
    Albino Woodie likes this.
  10. boatdriver

    boatdriver Refuge Member

    Messages:
    92
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Location:
    LA
    Roger that. Thanks.
     

Share This Page