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How to Tell If a Plant is a Weed

Here’s an old gardening adage you might want to apply.

If you’re not sure if a plant is a weed or an ornamental, try to pull it out. If it’s impossible to uproot, it’s a weed. If it comes out of the ground really easily, it is (was) a valuable ornamental. 

4 comments on “How to Tell If a Plant is a Weed

  1. I tried to grow a REDBUD tree from its seeds. They are spread out with red stems and small green leaves. My husband says it’s a weed? What do you think? Can I send a photo?

  2. Ha,Ha,.
    Had a grade school teacher who said she pull up a stalk of corn, we protest pulling up corn.
    She said” If it does not belong it is a weed.”

  3. Hilarious! As new gardeners, in an entirely new part of the country, in a new hardiness zone, we seem to have perfected that method of identification. ???

  4. Texas might be the weed capitol of the world. Weeds here are sneaky buggers. They disguise themselves with pretty blooms and are quite colorful. I wouldn’t know where to start as far as pulling them out.

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