[NAFEX] Re:yellow clover

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Tue Jun 17 23:59:51 EDT 2003

It sure looks like a legume.  In fact, it looks a lot like web photos 
of both of the plants you mention.  I pulled up a sample to see if I 
could ID it, but between fuzzy internet pictures and lawn-mower damage, 
I can't distinguish it from either of the Trifoliua you mention.  Not 
sure what Chris means by a "fold" as I would describe this, along with 
red and white clover, as having a "fold" in each leaflet.

I have some buttercup, too, growing in the forsythia hedge.  Is it so 
noxious a weed that you would try to eradicate it?  It has stayed in 
the same place for several years, and doesn't seem to be doing anything 
else any harm.  (There are several weeds that I pull up or try to keep 
in check, but the only one I really try to eradicate is poison ivy.  
Not that I succeed, as the birds spread it, but I do kill it whenever I 
see it, unlike my laissez-fair attitude about most weeds.)


On Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at 05:15  PM, Lucky Pittman wrote:

> At 02:16 PM 6/17/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>> >The plant that's taken over my back yard is some other low->growing
>> >legume, but it isn't white clover.  I think it's sometimes >called
>> >yellow clover, although it's not a true clover.
> If it's a legume, I'd bet on one of the hop clovers(large or small) - 
> Trifolium campestre or T.dubium, both of which have small 
> yellow-flowered heads.
> However, if you think it's not a clover, maybe it's meadow buttercup 
> or some other Ranunculus species, which, as far as I'm concerned, is a 
> noxious weed.
> Lucky
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