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Smartweed??? Jap Millet???

Postby rj45 » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:44 pm

Can someone ID these plants? Thanks

Is this Smartweed?
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Is this Jap Millet?
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Postby Gooseboy » Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:36 pm

I dont think either of them are Smartweed or Japanese Millet.
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Postby Rat Creek » Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:40 pm

I'm not a plant doctor, but I'm with Gooseboy, the plant looks like neither smartweed nor Japanese millet.


Here are a couple of links showing them:
Smartweed http://aquaplant.tamu.edu/database/emer ... rtweed.htm

Japanese Millet
http://www.westervelt.com/duck_ponds/fi ... tlarge.jpg
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Looks to me like

Postby keegan511 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:00 am

The first pic looks like Rumex (Curly Dock) which is in the polygonum family and the other looks like a Rush (Juncus) or Xyris. All decent wetland plants that provide food for ducks. The first pic could also be what is known as Nodding Smart Weed but without a seed head I can't tell you without the plant in hand. I hope this helps you out and let me know what you key them out to be.
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Postby Swamprat » Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:24 am

The swollen nodes on the first tell you it's a smartweed, although Rumex is also a good guess based on the photo. Think smartweed is the call though.

Second pic is a spikerush, possibly an eleocharis, but hard to tell without knowing the size of the plant.

Both of these plants provide great forage for ducks.
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