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May 22, 2008

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CopCar, I've no idea of either weed, I'm afraid but just wanted to say that I have an Amaryllis exactly the same as yours but mine finished flowering about a month ago, much earlier than yours. I can't remember how old it is, though, but it must be at least 15 years old, I bought it from a market stall. And it flowers every year. So you know that you too now have your amaryllis for life.

Thanks for the encouragement, Adele. Our bulb bloomed late because I intentionally held it in the veggie compartment of a refrigerator so that the bulb that was held over from 2005 would bloom, first. The fact that the held-over bulb would not bloom had not occurred to me!

Some of our weeds match yours, I'm sure, but who know what the native land(s) for these weeds is/are.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.pbase.com/g3/57/652557/2/57968301.cas0003_DSC2652copy.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.pbase.com/cswatzell/image/57968301&h=675&w=800&sz=52&hl=en&start=16&tbnid=EtTHENCOdXNxKM:&tbnh=121&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3DWeeds%2Bwith%2Bblue%2Bflowers%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den

SOmeone else took a picture of the same weed.....but didn't identify it!

The first weed looks rather like a member of the mint family. I wonder where that thought might take us if we surfed with it?

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.blitzworld.com/Weeds/images_N/DSCN1248.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.blitzworld.com/Weeds/weeds1.htm&h=336&w=448&sz=47&hl=en&start=43&tbnid=2CruSu3uslho1M:&tbnh=95&tbnw=127&prev=/images%3Fq%3DCreeping%2Bweed%2Bwith%2Bblue%2Bflowers%26start%3D40%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

Could it be related to a "Speedwell Persian?"

Buffy--I think you have put a name to Weed #1--Speedwell Persian--thank you! Both photos to which your links lead seem to be Weed #1. The USDA website gives the following family tree:
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Scrophulariales
Family Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Genus Veronica L. – speedwell P
Species Veronica persica Poir. – birdeye speedwell P

I don't think either is a mint (which, just looking at them seemed reasonable enough). I meant to mention that both weeds have round stems, as far as I can tell by rolling them between my fingers.

Anyone want to go for Weed #2?

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