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Nick Ferguson
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What is this plant saying about the soils it is growing in? Most plants have a relatively narrow range of growing conditions. But for the life of me I can't figure out what this little guy is doing! Growing in the shade, the sun, compacted poor soils, loose rich soils. Mulched, or exposed. I suspect there is a mineral or pH factor. Does anybody know about this weed and what factors it likes?
 
John Elliott
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It likes everything but cold. It is tropical, but since it seeds so prolifically, it does well in sub-tropical areas when the weather warms up.

I use my bounty of it in soups and teas. You do know that it has a lot of good medicinal properties, right?
 
Nick Ferguson
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Yeah, I don't have a problem with it per-se. I just see so much of it that I wonder if it is an indicator of some certain soil condition. Dandelion compacted soil etc..
 
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