And the odor when you mow it is very pleasant… to me anyway. I also have multiple sclerosis, so yard work, other than mowing, is more than I can handle. A flower drying screen (you can try making a simple drying screen at home using a few basic materials) is a great tool for removing all remaining moisture from the flowers. . The Ground Ivy is beautiful, it blooms all summer long, it doesn’t grow much higher than ankle high, and if you want to mow it, it releases a delightful minty fragrance. This is most noticeable in the above image — where the flowers are still in bud. For instance: tea from dried or fresh? For example, a hemlock cone is relatively small with a rosette shape and compact scales. My yard was once a pasture. Freeze dried for cake decor? setTimeout( Trump to return to White House early from Florida, Report: Player from '85 Bears SB team arrested for murder, Pet food recalled after at least 28 dogs die: FDA, Strong early turnout in Ga. runoffs puts GOP on edge, NFL coach explains how decision to cut QB went down, Graham calls for stand-alone vote on $2,000 checks, 'Jeopardy!' I’m still working out the difference between henbit and mazus, I have both. Pingback: A Druid’s Web Log – Beltaine (May Day) 2016 | Ellen Evert Hopman. I encourage their growth (including dandelions) in my yard. Time limit is exhausted. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Glechoma+hederacea, A Druid’s web log – Spring is coming! Instead they look more glossy. Ground Ivy is edible. However, there is one obvious difference between the two flowers. Dogbane is another plant that people often mistake for milkweed, but its leaves bear a closer resemblance to common milkweed. All drugs used by adolescents require intervention, before casual use becomes drug abuse/addiction. I checked a few different sites (miles apart) which have Ground ivy. Additionally, the following “bay” plants are also considered safe. Don't forget to vote on March 1! True False Get your answers by asking now. These are growing next to one another in my yard. . False Bird of Paradise . The plant considered “true chamomile” is commonly called English or Roman chamomile. Before I saw its flowers, I was wondering if this mystery plant could be the result of cross-pollination between swamp/tropical milkweed. And . Yet, with the whorls, some are in bloom, some are buds, some have flowered. Lovely site, Angelyn & thank you so much for the info on ground ivy! Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. A detailed photo of the false chanterelle by Richard Nadon from Mushroomexpert.com. This plant has many common names. (In this photo, the white areas on the petals are actually water drops.). This is Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule). Thank you for that. Wonderful site! The entire Asteraceae family of flowers is colloquially called the "sunflower family," though sunflowers actually belong to the Helianthus genus of flowers. meanwhile in the garden . A closer look at the Henbit flowers reveals they, too, are arranged in whorls around the stem. Much appreciated! Honey made from this plant is downright toxic. I always thought they were the nettles that Eeyore ate in Winnie the Pooh. User: Meristematic cells of different kinds of plants may look alike, but the DNA messages are different. A gill of the Elm oyster stop at the base of the stem. Glad I found this old post. However, when you start to see success, a false twin will make you feel guilty for it, or think they are “losing” something. I am adding that to my list of potential blog posts! And just to keep you challenged — these three plants love to intermingle. Here’s a page with info on the side effects of Ground Ivy. True or False? And, when in seed the Crepis blossom resembles a miniature puffy, slightly ratty dandelion, about one fifth the size. The true cat tail quickly grows taller and more distinctive as the summer progresses. . There is a nice web site which has in depth info about various edible weeds, including how to use them. I didn’t realize that it was a member of the mint family, but that does make sense. Salad ingredients, garnish? Much more tolerant of heat and humidity than true lupine, false lupine blooms for several weeks in spring, sending up erect spikes of showy, bright yellow pea-shape flowers that resemble those of true lupine. This is most noticeable in the above image — where the flowers are still in bud. Yes, you can use 20 Mule Team Borax. If I try the Borax mix, will it kill the grass in the lawn? There was a reason i signed up for the weekly newsletter, haha. The manchaneel tree in the Florida swamps secretes a burning acid and I have never heard of there is a beneficial use for it. Angelyn, Thanks for the rapid response. I saw a material at the hardware store that should work the same way. Jasmine flower buds are more fragrant than the flowers. Required fields are marked *. They also are sessile — without any little stems of their own. Both plants’ leaves have stems. Thanks for clear ID detail. Which plants can you pick out and identify from these last two images? There are two plants that are cultivated and sold commercially as chamomile. Don’t forget to vote on March 1! They are more like living mulch, suppressing the grasses which ARE an issue. I personally do not consider exible & medicinal plants to be weeds. It’s easy to dig up, so I do. I was recently traveling through Virginia on Rt 81 and noticed the purple flowers in the fields and with the information that you have provided I believe I may know what I was observing at 65-70MPH. The most significant difference is that Henbit leaves are in whorls around the stem. It looks very similar, I have the dwarf Kenilworth ivy growing all over my yard, shallow rooted, easy to pull, but impossible to be permanently rid of grows like crazy takes over in amatter of a couple weeks. Right after I sent the comment the thought “variation” popped into my head. Thank you!!! True dandelions have leafless hollow usually beige-colored stems, and produce only one blossom per flowering stem. Angelica has similar looking flowers to poison hemlock, although even more rounded and sometimes light green in color. The foolproof way to … It is not actually a pleurotus species. Starting with Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) . Biological diversity ensures that there is a range of shapes, colors, etc., so that something might do well regardless of variances in climate, fertile soil, water, types of fauna available to help fertilize them, etc. A closer look at the Henbit flowers reveals they, too, are arranged in whorls around the stem. I guess that’s why I try to eat natural plants. Yellow, full blooms with daisy shapes cover the heliopsis plant, also known as the false sunflower. I really don’t like the chickweed. A gill of the Elm oyster stop at the base of the stem. the ground ivy in our 2.5 acre lawn has completely taken over. For those of you interested in medicinal and/or edible plants, Solomon’s seal can be used both for food and for medicine. It is not actually a pleurotus species. This was supposed to be a reply to Jaqueline Donnelly. I was hoping though, for information about uses for each individual plant. Thanks for your presentation. })(120000); Please reload CAPTCHA. We have been battling our neighbor’s uncontrolled Creepin’ Charlie for years. It has disturbed me ever since I was just three years old, that people consider plantain, dandelion and lamb’s quarters to be weeds. Will check for other mystery plants out and about. Excellent as a companion plant, calendula is edible, medicinal, and helps with natural pest control. Watch out for the large, pink, hooded and lipped flowers which will … I’ve had “creeping charlie” in my yard before, and used it for hanging baskets; which were really pretty, as it grows downward a long way, and blooms. The plant has two lookalikes: the iris, which is poisonous, and the calamus, which is not. Suggested site for details: eattheweeds.com. Do you have any other advice for weed ID resources? I’ve seen it growing in dry and sunny locations as well as shadier and moister spots. (Plus he hates yard work!) This is very helpful! Now I see it is dead-nettles, both of which are edible. The gills of a true oyster will run all the way down the stem. Like Laurus nobilis, all are within the Lauraceae family. This makes sense as they are both in the same genus (Lamium). The true Jasmine belongs to the family Oleaceae and is … True False Weegy: TRUE. Also, stinging nettles, although if handled properly, have medicinal value. can you keep an apple tree small enough to fit on a balcony but still produce fruit? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thank you for keeping this post alive, very helpful. Similar to the Ground ivy flowers, these bilateral flowers have lips. It is bilateral (or irregular) in shape — with lower and upper petal lips. Pingback: If You Need It… — Grandparents of the Forest, I also have ground ivy all over my yard and this year I noticed the honey bees were all over it, so there’s one more reason to let it grow! nine These plants are hardy to zones 8 thro… The only problem is that I have a good mess of crabgrass and I believe, chickweed. http://www.eattheweeds.com/ground-ivy/ We also had our lawn/garden taken over by ground ivy. The reason it is not considered a true oyster mushroom is because of the gills. One of Henbit’s striking features is the stem color — a nice deep red throughout the length of the stem. The stalked leaves grow opposite each other along the stem. Stimulus checks: What if your bank account is overdrawn? : ), Pingback: Henbit, Violet, Deadnettle and other small purple flowers… | Arts & Wildcraft blog, Pingback: 9+ Things to Make with Purple Dead Nettle. the leaves do not have hairs at all. Both types have the characteristic flower that looks like the head and beak of a tropical bird. These plants are hardy to zones 3 through 9. "Fat people" look different. Just as not all flowers look the same, nor do all cones. I’ll keep after it now, and may transplant some of it to an area where it can be just a ground cover. I love your idea! . Because Oprah and the leading actress of Drop Dead Diva look nothing alike. The question is, are they all invasive weeds. . And just as much, I am loving the enjoyable comments and so many sweet reminiscences of these plants! Henbit’s flower shape is remarkably similar to Purple dead nettle’s flower shape. Be sure to limit the drying time to a day or two at most to prevent the blooms from becoming puffballs. Also, Purple dead nettle’s leaf margins are not as deeply scalloped as Ground ivy’s margins. The stems of the spurge are hairy and the flowers look different. Robin, thanks for your suggestion about comparing these with a speedwell. It can blossom, seed and drop old blossoms all at the same time. I have recently started to study wild herbs and edibles…and your comparisons have helped tremendously! (function( timeout ) { These do well in the South, tolerate heavy heat, and thrive in full sun. Yes, Betsy, each of these three is considered a “weed” by most people. Spurge has a similar growing pattern (low on the ground). . I saw and enjoyed this post several months ago, but it’s also been useful recently when I was mowing through a bunch of aromatic, purple-flowering ground cover and wondered what it was. When the flower head is developed, it will be brown on a true cat tail. Its analgesic leaves are useful to molting birds, who roll in it to relieve the pain of their feathers poking though their skin, and the Ground Ivy also helps to prevent infection because of its antiseptic property. (Notice the upper leaves’ deeper shade of purple — or red.). | Ellen Evert Hopman, A Druid’s Web Log – Beltaine (May Day) 2016 | Ellen Evert Hopman, If You Need It… — Grandparents of the Forest, Heritage Harvest Festival soon! This is most noticeable in the above image — where the flowers are still in bud. I always have to look at these three closely to be sure I know which one I am getting. The leaves are arranged oppositely along the stem. Like most of the others here, I actually don’t mind it at all. And . The reason it is not considered a true oyster mushroom is because of the gills. | Ellen Evert Hopman. The flowers grow in whorls from the plant’s stem.” I always thought and have observed that it’s two flowers for each leaf pair and that is not a whorl. I, too, really appreciate the clear pictures and descriptions. I haven’t eaten henbit or heard of purple deadnettle before either. In my yard the purple dead nettle is EVERYWHERE and the other two are only in a few small patches.. is there anyway I can make the ground ivy spread? Ground ivy is also the one that smells most like mint (at least the varieties in the Virginia area), though i have heard that it is at least a little bit poisonous to some animals/insects. Let’s look at the Ground ivy flower. Includes all the members of the same species that live in an area. Population. Sometimes I think I’ll just let it take over my shady backyard – it smells good when it’s mowed. Time limit is exhausted. I am in the process of identifying all the “weeds” in my yard so that I can cultivate the useful/pretty natives and get rid of the grass and non-native invasives. It does take a persistent effort to eliminate a plant this way. I’m putting a link on my blog to send people here to learn. Please advise. The second plant is another hairy one — which can be mistakenly identified as Ground ivy. Its fragrance brings back memories of my dad cutting our back yard, and that wonderful smell as he got into the “weeds” at the very back. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-26-ground%20ivy.aspx?activeingredientid=26&activeingredientname=ground%20ivy. So following on from last weeks True or false quiz, here’s another.....I quite like these, at least I can attempt each question Charlie Chaplin came first in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contestMichael Keaton’s real name is Michael DouglasNapoleon was of below-average heightDonald Duck’s middle name is FauntelroyThe Statue of Liberty was a gift from… How can Purple dead nettle be distinguished from Ground ivy? It is knowing both what you are looking for and the possible lookalikes well enough to know what should be growing where. Great pictures and good descriptions. notice.style.display = "block"; Pingback: Heritage Harvest Festival soon! Here’s an article outlining those uses.. Now, let’s turn to a “looks similar” plant — False Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum).). =). Pitcher plants may have evolved in response to poor soil conditions, and those plants survuvued because the flowers had a slippery surface and a deep, water-filled "pitcher" petal that catches insects that then feed the plant. For those looking for plant ID and uses for Creeping Charlie/Gill-Over-the-Ground, Henbit,etc; this site is a massive source: https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Glechoma+hederacea, Thanks for the wonderful photos and a great article Angelyn (and to your readers for all of these fabulous comments! Honey made from this plant is downright toxic. Instead, I hand-pull the plants and try to get the roots as much as possible (usually after a soaking rain). Pitcher plants may have evolved in response to poor soil conditions, and those plants survuvued because the flowers had a slippery surface and a deep, water-filled "pitcher" petal that catches insects that then feed the plant. For our third “looks similar” plant, we turn to another member of the Lamiaceae family. The leaf edges are “scalloped” or “bluntly toothed.”  The veins are noticeable and mostly palmate. . We never knew their names though, and made up our own name, Christmas tree flowers. As you can see by the photos, it’s a low rosette with a long and skinny flower stock topped by small, dandelion-like yellow flowers, which are rather distinctive. Instead they look more glossy. A single stem with leaves whirling about it is always a true lily. I also have some Purple dead nettle and Henbit that shows up in the field next to my house, although I didn’t know what to call them before now. I can remember my dad spending a lot of hours trying to keep the Creeping Charlie out of the yard, but it has moved in to stay since Dad passed. Your email address will not be published. Thanks so much! Multi-stems with strapping leaves coming from the base of the plant is always a daylily. I would like to see them compared to another, similar plant that I think is a speedwell but it’s flowers are blue and white. eattheweeds.com. John. Yarrow is also a smaller plant, growing about 2-3 feet in size. My yard, it seems, gets more and more of these “weeds” and I’ve always wondered what they were. Really nice pictures! This look-alike is not poisonous and can be eaten but they do not taste like a true oyster mushroom. Looking at just one at a time a person might think they are the same. PFAF (Plants for a Future) is a massive resource https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Glechoma+hederacea. It’s called “mad honey,” and it can cause nausea, vomiting, and weakness. Also, although I have these 3 plants in abundance in my spring garden, they are easy to pull and to plant around and do not seem to impede the growth of other plants. What would happen to crops, vegetables, plants and trees if ALL insects died suddenly. So true. The leaves themselves are also much longer and thinner too, with a pink midrib. True or false? - Ellen Evert Hopman. I’m studying for a plant ID test and you just made my life a LOT easier!! Giant bird of paradise grows 20 to 30 feet tall with a white flower. If hummingbirds are attracted to a nectar-producing flower and pollinate them, then they survivie best, and so forth. Bird of paradise grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11, while white bird of paradise grows in USDA zones 9b through 11. There are lengths of stalk visible between the sets of leaves. So coming to your website, it was clearly explained, and I am anxious to find out what the purple dead nettle and henbit are good for beside just forage for animals. Take a look at the stem and you will see the leaves grow opposite each other rather than in an alternating pattern like Japanese Knotweed does. Thanks for the info. Wonderful photos! For an extra-long blooming time, be sure to deadhead them after spring flowering. Yarrow is also a smaller plant, growing about 2-3 feet in size. They are all extremely nutritious also and pretty much grow all around the world. As you can see when you review the photos below of its life stages, the leaves look the same as Solomon’s seal. Very good photos but one point: You say that “Here’s another image of the Ground ivy flower. For example, if the bees in the area are attracted to bright, hairy flowers with showy blooms that face the rising sun, then those are the ones the bees pollinate and that do well. This look-alike is not poisonous and can be eaten but they do not taste like a true oyster mushroom. The flowers also look a bit different, as yarrow is not in the Apiaceae family so does not have a true umbel flower. It is nice to finally know what the rest of the world calls them. If the Earth was once all rock and fire, how do flowers grow? . Carolina False Dandelion has a leafy stem, and is also called Leafy Stem Dandelion. As it turns out I have all three growing in my backyard –what a delight to find this out. I have a love/hate relationship with ground ivy. “Weeds” are in the eye of the beholder… any plant that is where you don’t want it is generally considered a weed. Dear Angelyn, Another example of plant variation! FALSE: to carry out photosynthesis, plants and algae need water, ... A group of organisms that look alike and can mate with one another.  =  So how are Henbit’s leaves different from either Ground ivy or Purple dead nettle leaves? It was growing fairly high when I got around to mowing it. The flowers grow in whorls from the plant’s stem. They tend to be confused in their identification since the flowers are similar in color, the leaves seem to be the same shape and size, and the height of the plants are nearly the same. TRUE OR FALSE: plants and algae DO NOT NEED abiotic factors tomake their own food. There may be only two flowers blooming at a time. Now I see that I need to pick it, which is what I did for a couple hours one day. And . One of my favorite foods is chickweed pesto — made with Common chickweed (Stellaria media). As a child my siblings and I played with henbit and purple dead nettle. The mock strawberry (Duchesnea indica) grows to the same size as the wild strawberry, but with two very obvious differences:The flower has five petals like the wild strawberry, but it's yellow instead of white. Jacqueline Donnelly, Creeping Charlie is also a flea & tick repellent: ) Thank you..thank you..thank you! I’m not sure about the others. Mock Strawberries. Newspapers may be hard to come by though. Swampostor! So apparently, we have a *lot* of ground ivy, but it’s so pretty and so sweetly-scented, I’m thinking of trying to transplant it to other areas that could use a consistent ground cover. Why don’t all flowers look the same? First, let’s look more closely at the leaves. Please reload CAPTCHA. Let’s look closely at each of these three plants and see how they are different — to make their identification more certain when you next encounter them. I would consider that it will kill bees and possibly other beneficial insects you may have. 11. This is the first website that compares them and shows the differences with such clear photos. I am allergic to the smell when my husband mows, so we really need to get rid of the weed. The leaves of rhododendrons look quite a bit like bay (Laurus nobilis) leaves. I love ground ivy as a ground cover! Really good clear information, thank you! . A closer look at the Henbit flowers reveals they, too, are arranged in whorls around the stem. Try pigs. There are three plants which usually arise and bloom in late winter and early spring. MMH causes dizziness, vomiting, liver damage, and can lead to death. The white pine cone is much bigger, woodier and has scales that project outward. the leaves do not have hairs at all. Both types have the characteristic flower that looks like the head and beak of a tropical bird. The differences between dandelions and “false dandelions” are subtle, but will become more easily identifiable with practice. What are the uses and benefits of CBD capsules? The berries are … . My lawn has a lot of ground ivy which grows into the flower beds. I agree. Even with deciduous trees, not all flowers look alike. Although not all MMH poisonings lead to death, long-term kidney and liver damage have been reported among survivors. The leaves of rhododendrons look quite a bit like bay (Laurus nobilis) leaves. Now I’ll be honest, false chanterelles and true chanterelles certainly can look alike, but there is another key to identifying mushrooms. Looking at the leaves at the top of a plant . I’m just making wild guesses here. This is great, thank you! Henbit’s flower shape is remarkably similar to Purple dead nettle’s flower shape. that many are medicinal makes sense to me. Its scientific name is Chamaemelum nobile, although it was once scientifically known as Anthemis nobilis. I might just leave them be and let my yard be taken over by them. . .hide-if-no-js { Fat as in plus sized? . Angelica has similar looking flowers to One mans trout lily is another man's dog's tooth violet. My goal is to have the Ground Ivy completely take over and drive out the useless grass. good or bad? thanks but when you pick out one of the petals from the henbit, the white end tastes like sugar! Also noticeable are the hairs on the leaves. Mix Borax and water and spray. True or false? My current batch gets some morning and midday sun, but afternoon shade and a fair bit of moisture. Sources Nelson, John (September 26, 2008-09-26). . - Ellen Evert Hopman, Henbit, Violet, Deadnettle and other small purple flowers… | Arts & Wildcraft blog, 9+ Things to Make with Purple Dead Nettle. There is a new branch of herbology called Invasive Plant Medicine…many of our “weeds” are actually very healing and contain nutrients needed by our bodies. }, Confidently master the skill of correct plant identification. Giant bird of paradise grows 20 to 30 feet tall with a white flower. Do you know anything about the ideal habitat? The latter has a very deep root system, and is way harder to get rid of where you don’t want it. All parts of the rhododendron plant are poisonous, but this is especially true of the nectar. Angelica (Angelica spp.) That's so false, I'm surprised you even had the guts to post it. Is your “ground ivy” also called dwarf Kenilworth ivy? Finally won some measure of control with a strong borax mixture, applied two to three times per year. not only are they covered with hair, they also change color — to lavender — or even a purple shade. champ regrets 'insensitive' tweets, The year in Meghan Markle: A royal exit, activism and loss. Maybe it is a weed, but I think it’d be an improvement over the dirt/noxious weeds in some areas. But the leaves are thinner and smaller, and sometimes they have a spot of reddish coloring at the center of the leaf. Thanks for the great information and photos. if ( notice ) Here are two commonly found dandelion look-alikes: Cat’s Ear (Hypochaeris radicata) is the most likely to be mistaken for dandelion, as the flower heads look very similar. That is, what selects for different flower. Not unlike liquid chlorophyll and I presumed it is beneficial as well. | Sustainable Market Farming, This is a great article. Thanks, Michael DeMarco. I have been harvesting what I thought was henbit. I have it all through the backyard & love how it looks, but never knew the name. Before anyone goes out and starts gorging on these or any wild plant, PLEASE educate yourself about them. Although the venation looks almost the same, the leaf shape is more like a heart — less rounded and more pointed at the tip. The common names of flowers can be one of the more appealing and colorful aspects of gardening, but they can also be confusing. Instead they look more glossy. var notice = document.getElementById("cptch_time_limit_notice_2"); A mushroom and a humpback whale are alike because both are ? display: none !important; Don't forget to vote on March 1! For those of you interested in medicinal and/or edible plants, Solomon’s seal can be used both for food and for medicine. You can clearly see the square stem in the next image. seven Angelica (Angelica spp.) One of those times is when trying to tell the difference between true lilies (Lilium) and Daylilies (Heme… There exists a true Jasmine and a false Jasmine, and the two are commonly mistaken for each other because of the fragrance the plants release. A false twin will be threatened by your success, a true twin will be inspired by it. Colorful, full flower heads have a daisy-like shape with full, almost bushy petals. The leaf shape is round and is sometimes classified as nearly kidney-shaped. I have some of the nettle popping up too, but I just hate it. It doesn’t look bad, and it keeps the grass down to a manageable level. Thank you for sharing such useful information! Thanks for these great photos and notes on distinguishing these three plants. It creeps up under the sides and is usually fairly established by the time it appears on top of the ground. This is Purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum). 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