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#83429 October 21st, 2006 at 07:37 PM
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My neighbor has some of this weed in her garden, and it's popping up all throughout the grass and spreading. Does anyone know what it is? This is a bit of a bad picture because I sort of flattened it. It naturally curls up and inwards a bit on the 2 lower parts (I hope you know what I mean). They're also a lot smaller than they appear in this picture. Although you should be able to tell if you compare it with my hand. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can give!

#83430 October 21st, 2006 at 07:46 PM
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Can you post a picture of it?

#83431 October 21st, 2006 at 07:46 PM
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Oh and here's the picture. I guess it would help if I uploaded it, wouldn't it?

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I should also add that it's a lot darker of a green color than it appears in this picture, due to the flash. Also, it pops up 1 here and 1 there, so it's not like a normal weed, that would have more than 1 leaf. This only has 1. Thanks!

#83432 October 21st, 2006 at 07:55 PM
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It looks like a Violet leaf to me.

#83433 October 21st, 2006 at 08:02 PM
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Here's another picture of them in their natural habitat here.. the grass! You wouldn't believe how many of them are just spread all over it. Just about the entirety of her grass is covered like this:

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#83434 October 21st, 2006 at 08:05 PM
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Wow do you think Violet leaves would spread like that? And only one here and one there?

I just looked up Violet Leaves on Google and I think you're right. They look exactly like them. That is so weird! So I guess if her grass wasn't mowed then violets would bloom all over her lawn? LOL

#83435 October 21st, 2006 at 08:17 PM
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Ok it's listed as a weed on this site, and says that the perennials produce by "creeping rhizomes". So this definitely does make sense!

http://www.turf.uiuc.edu/weed_web/descriptions/violets.htm

I just hope they don't creep over to my yard, because we basically share a back yard (no fence). I don't know what I'll have to do to get rid of them if they start taking over my garden space, too. Thanks so much for your fast ID!

#83436 October 21st, 2006 at 10:23 PM
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It looks like that to me also, i agree with Netty and its a pain when you dont have it and your neighbor does, its hard to get rid of it, good luck!!

#83437 October 22nd, 2006 at 05:27 AM
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Think that looks like Centella asiatica or Gotukola....not very sure tho....

http://www.hear.org/starr/hiplants/images/thumbnails/html/centella_asiatica.htm

In Malaysia...they are eaten s 'salad'..sort of.. or processed into drinks...supposed to b good for da circulation....

#83438 October 23rd, 2006 at 02:33 AM
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You can send them to me! LOL! We had them all over the yard as kids (Mom often had cups of violets and/or dandilions sitting in the window that we had picked for her), and at our house before this one. I just love them the flowers are beautiful and they never get very tall. Perhaps because they are mowed?

#83439 October 23rd, 2006 at 03:05 AM
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Gardenkitten,
Can you go and squeeze it, or
rub it so you can smell it???

It looks to me like a Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) ,
but not 100% sure....

#83440 October 24th, 2006 at 08:31 PM
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Hi Weezie~ I rubbed and smelled them and there was no scent. They really do look almost identical though! I'm 99.9% sure now that they are violets. Only one day after I posted this, I heard of someone else on another forum who lives very close to me having the exact same problem with violets. Her lawn looked exactly like this one! They really are a problem. Thanks again everyone, I appreciate all the help! You all had very great guesses with things that looked almost identical, if not identical!

#83441 October 24th, 2006 at 08:43 PM
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That's true... so many times leaves start
out similar and it's hard to identify plants...
*that's why we ask people to smell, or feel,
or get better pictures..*
I am so glad everyone could help in identifying
your weed..


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