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Josh Raff
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I recently planted seven fruit trees at my folks' property in northern Kentucky (zone 6b). They are all heirloom cultivars, an Arkansas Black, Fuji, and Grimes Golden apples, Methley & Shiro plums, and two grafted Paw Paws. My growing experience comes mostly from apprenticing on a nursery in New Mexico and I became familiar with the weeds and beneficial plants present in the high desert. Here I am unsure about many of the species I have found sprouting in the circles around the trees where I mulched and seeded with red and white clover. I'd like to know what they are before I start pulling and hope this is the right forum to ask. I've numbered each photo below to make it easier for responses.

Any recommendations on the best field guides or methods to begin identifying these on my own?

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...plantain?

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Center frame, not the euonymus

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This and euonymus dominate the hillside. I'm told this species is invasive and metro parks actively try and eradicate it

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Erwin Decoene
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These 2 i have in my garden.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliaria_petiolata

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficaria_verna

I use both in salads. Pileworth (Ficaria verna) i only use before flowers appear.


In frame 8? You have something that reminds of some specios of cress but i don't have the gang of it to enlarge the pictures. So i'm not sure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardamine_hirsuta

 
Roger Rhodes
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Location: Oklahoma - Zone 6b today 7a tomorrow
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1 looks like Virginia creeper. 2 is not plantain. It has parallel veins from stem to tip.
 
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