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What is this weed? #744596

Asked April 15, 2021, 9:31 PM EDT

As I have started harvesting dandelion green (organic no pesticide or herbicide or pet garden/lawn), I have seen this plant. Thought it was a mallow, but didn't quite match. Then compare it to the garlic mustard photo at the Arb. But doesn't match that either. Any idea? Short little clump, I can't remember from last year if it gets a flower or not?

Hennepin County Minnesota

Expert Response

This appears to be Motherwort/ Leonurus cardiaca.  It is an early spring basal plant.  See the following for more details: 

1. https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/motherwort

2. http://minnesotaseasons.com/Plants/common_motherwort.html

Marykay Haas Replied April 16, 2021, 9:25 AM EDT
Thank you very much!!  I am glad to hear it’s not garlic mustard. 


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December Robinson Replied April 16, 2021, 9:44 AM EDT

You are welcome!

Marykay Haas Replied April 16, 2021, 10:50 AM EDT

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