Tuesday, November 9, 2010


In September I posted about the three semi-look-alike weeds all in bloom concurrently: Lamb's Quarters or Chenopodium album, Mugwort or Artemisia vulgaris, and Ragweed or Ambrosia artemisiifolia. The villain in that particular post was Ragweed. Fast forward to witness how these three have all conspired once again to mimic each other, but this time in crimson.

Ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia, leaves

Ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia, female flowers (past bloom).

Lamb's Quarters, Chenopodium album, fruit.

More Lamb's Quarters, Chenopodium album, fruit, albeit more magenta than maroon.

Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, leaves and seeds.

This, of course, has nothing to do with all that, but is rose-colored and abundant in the garden -Smartweed, Persicaria spp., formerly Polygonum spp.

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