The weeds are Cardamine Oligosperma; Vicia Americana; Epilobium Angustifolium:
Little Western Buttercress- cardamine oligosperma
The proliferation of this undesireable in our neighborhood has left this journalist stunned and eager to expound. But I thought how can I do an entire post about this silly weed? The answer, "Go for it with the buttercress, but feature two more weeds from a different viewpoint."
Over the years, I've watched the progress of this impossible-to-control plant's germination in the beds of weed-blind neighbors near and far. I just do my part in the scheme of things, knowing that my own shoe soles might be spreading the joy of Little Western Buttercress.
Purple Vetch- vicia americana
I'd welcome a pitcher of this vibrant wild flower displayed on my kitchen table. But when hundreds of seedlings sprouted in more than 1000 square feet of new topsoil, I had second thoughts. No, purple vetch now had weed status, and would not be welcome in my garden. Unlike the buttercess, daily pulls eventually took care of the vetch invasion.
Fireweed- epilobium angustifolium
Have you ever found yourself in someone's garden in shock that a certain weed (weeds) has been allowed to form seeds etc . . . ?
Where you ask might this plant be so featured? Inside the gate, and down the path about five-feet, amongst a melange of other tall beauties, stands epilobium angustifolium. I wasn't afraid to ask my darling friend Barbara Worl what it was doing there. Her simple answer, "I love it."
These two seedlings are still awaiting my decision. If you click this link, you'll probably intuit my plan, and I just read that firewweed leaves, gathereed before blooming, make a relaxing calmimg drink.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson