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Jen Van
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Sorry for all the plant ID questions...I'm a newbie.

This plant is growing in many places in or lawn (which I am slowly eradicating). The leaves are almost leathery. And it's quite difficult to pull by hand. Trying to keep woody stuff out of the "freedom lawn" unless it's very useful...

Anyone know what it is?
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Russell Olson
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I'd guess burdock.
Big long taproot?
Looks a bit different though, maybe the leaves have been eaten or chopped a few times?

It's a useful plant, but only if you have a use for it. Otherwise it's the source of those "velcro" burrs. In lawns it usually stays small.
 
D. Logan
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This is another of those plants that seems familiar, but I can't quite place. I thought briefly violet, but wild violets have different veining. I am pretty sure it isn't burdock, since even when young their leaves tend to be more pointed. Something about that slightly squared off edge and visual 'texture' remind me of something. I considered primrose, but the midrib and shape both point in another direction. How long have you been observing it? Does it put up a stalk? Flowers? Is there a scent to it besides just 'earthy'?
 
mitch brant
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The 2nd photo looks a lot like Wood Avens.
 
Jen Van
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Thanks for the help! I will observe that broad leaf one for a bit and see what it does!
 
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