Plant identify

Asked August 15, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT

what weed is this?iS this weed edible? Medicinal? How to control it? Is it toxic to animals or human?

Boone County Illinois

1 Response

Thank you for sending the picture to eXtension.

I'm having some problems narrowing this plant down in my ID books. Can you send a couple of more pictures, especially of the plant growing in the field? Non-wilted would also be a big plus. Also, I need some more info:

  • Where is this found? (Woods? Field? Garden?)
  • How tall is it? How big are the leaves/flowers? Can you send a photo with a coin or pencil in the picture so we can see the size comparison?
  • Are the leaves or stems hairy? Do they have an odor?
Thanks!