weeds

Asked August 9, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT

I have found a weed in my pasture in La Pine. I was hoping you can help me identify it. It's leaves are gray-green in color and are narrow. The flower is a yellow bud. Mostly I seen it grow in a circle and spread low to the ground. Like a wagon wheel with 5 branches and can get to 12 inches or more in diameter. But it can grow upright as well. When it goes to seed the flower makes a small white puff ball like a dandelion. I have been pulling these weeds out all year long until the ground freezes. What else can I do to remove them from my pasture? I am trying to keep this weed from spreading to other parts of my property. I appreciate any help you can give me on this weed problem. Thank you. Celeste

Klamath County Oregon

1 Response

Celeste,

It is very hard to identify from the photos. The basal photo looks simulator to a Salsify but the stems and flower look more like a Sowthistle. I am unable to make a positive id from the photos. If you could send a few more detailed photos it might help but no promises. I hesitate to make a treatment recommendation until we can identify the weed. Sorry I am not much help, I will forward the photos on to a few other individuals and see if we can get the plant identified for you.

Pete