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Fern leaf w seeds?

 
Morgan Morrigan
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Got a weed growing very well.
Checked the weed databases, and they are all broadleaf.
checked the ferns, and they don't have seeds.


Small annual. 6-14". many stalks, no one dominant.
this is a very moist stalked annual, tending to red strands on a circular stalk. small fur around the stem junctions.
fernlike lives, symmetrical, double branching leaves on short stalks. fur on underside. look fernlike, and nearly fractal, xmas tree shape tip to terminus of triangular shaped leaves.

Three furry seed pods on seperate seed stalks on same branches as leaves. but on seperate spurs.

Isn't a desert plant. Shade loving, and sprouts before anything else. Feb. going to seed already

Ideas? family to look for?

 
Varina Lakewood
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Hmn. Got a picture?
I think most people ID plants more on sight than on description. Your description tickles something in my memory, but not enough.
 
Morgan Morrigan
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no camera in my guerilla garden bag, this is on a vacant lot.

is already died out, after seeding, and the seed stems actually look like little pineapple cones, in branches of 3.

think this is actually poisonous , tho it didn't taste bitter, just has that wild carrot look.

and the leaf edges are still fractal.
 
Morgan Morrigan
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yup, looks just like this, but only gets a foot tall, usually less, and doesn't smell of parsnips.
many stalked, tho will check if only the main one gets seed stalks
gonna go check for seed casings now

but we are in serious desert here, not really a moist soil, but is clayey where it is growing
not something i would even check for , unless we were near a stream, and i am on a mountaintop !

poison hemlock
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Morgan Morrigan
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seeds are in a rosette of 6. usually 1 straight out/up in center, other 5 around in penta.

seeds are 2mm long, but dont have protrusion on seed, have valleys, and only 2 of those, one on each of flat sides. prickly covered and very diminutive.
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