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Jahnavi Veronica
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Anybody know what this plant is?  It smells extremely bitter, and when I tore off part of a leaf it oozed juice similar to that of dandelions and cat's ear...
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Josh T-Hansen
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May be a "dock" in the rumex genus
 
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Looks more like a mustard to me. 

 
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It does look rather mustardy, but I don't think it is!  I don't think it's a dock either...
 
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You'll probably have to wait until it blooms to get a better idea what it might be.....
 
                            
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Docks and mustards do not have milky, gluey sap.  Some lettuces do, but I can't name it from the pic.  What part of the world is it growing in?
 
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It looks familiar. what about thistle type plants, and dandy lion type plants. rose.
 
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I've never seen dock or musterd with white sap, only clear.
 
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homesteadpaul, I am in the pacific northwest
 
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it looks like the sort of weed that grows a rosette of leaves at ground level the first year of its life while it puts down a long root and then sends up a big flower stem and flowers the next year. A bienial weed. WHat is that you have growing next to it parsley and dill or some such.
  As a weed with a deep root t should be one that is good for your garden if you have space for it. agri rose macaskie.
 
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