Plant Identification Challenge Solved
Thank you to the many readers who responded to the June Plant Identification Challenge. Glenn White, New Jersey, was the only entry to correctly identify Ixeris stolonifera, or creeping lettuce. Ixeris stolonifera is listed in the Natural Resources Conservation Services’ (NRCS) PLANTS Database as introduced throughout Delaware and New Jersey and in parts of New York and Pennsylvania. The challenge plant was recently spotted in a New Hampshire garden and has been reported to NRCS. Congratulations to Glenn who received an ELA hat for his quick response.
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General Plant Characteristics
Weed location: Suburban: Lawn/Turf
Growth Form: Creeping/Vining
Height: 2-3 inches
Life Cycle: Perennial
Leaf arranged: Opposite
Leaf type: Simple, not lobed
Leaf margin: Entire (not toothed)
Leaf hairs: Absent
Leaf veins: Pinnate
Stem type: Round
Leaves on flowering stems: No
Flower color: Yellow
Flower symmetry: Radial