I'm hoping this can be a thread where we can post pictures and perhaps descriptions so that people can help us ID the plants that we have popping up or already existing on our properties. I currently have two that I'm curious about, here is the first..
I'm thinking it may fix nitrogen because of the leguminous looking things, and it definitely is something the bees love (not that I have a shortage of those). What is it? I may try to dig some up and see what the root structure looks like, that'd be great if it's useful, I have bunches.
Jahnavi Veronica wrote:does anybody know what this plant is? they've been coming up all over the place. the leaves are opposite, the stem is slightly squared... half of the stem is red and half is green, the veins on the underside of the leaves are also red. and i live in the pacific northwest, by the way
Looks like some sort of Monarda, bee balm, oswego tea, etc. Does it have any sort of a floral, minty, or herbal scent? If so, keep an eye out for some mind blowing flowers!
I'm hoping someone can identify this plant. (the frilly foliage on the right is not a part of this plant) It's growing under one of our apple trees. Thanks!
That does indeed look like mustard of some sort. Wild mustard is described by Peterson's Edible Wild Plants as having "conspicuous terminal clusters of 4-petaled yellow flowers. Lower leaves broad, deeply lobed: seedpods slender, ascending, ending in a conspicuous beak."
It took some research, but I think the plant is possibly Brassica juncea, Indian Mustard. Here's what it looks like.
Not entirely sure though. Second opinions anyone?