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Packera glabella

 
Packera glabella
butterweed, cress-leaf groundsel
Packera glabella

Synonym(s) Senecio glabellus
Common name butterweed, cress-leaf groundsel
Family asteraceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers yellow (spring)
Size to 20"
Light sun-shade
Cultural notes prefers moist soil

One of the many weeds colonizing our lawn in the early-spring time before the bermudagrass is fully awake. Succulent, interestingly cut leaves, make good fodder for the compost pile when pulled. Its yellow daisy flowers are cheerful enough, so I don't complain too much. But it self-seeds profusely, so in the long run I may have to take counter-measures...

This is a weed in our garden

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