Any Idea what this weed might be? It was reported in a drain ditch.

Asked June 30, 2017, 4:05 PM EDT

Could you tell us what this ditch weed might be? could it be a bladderwart or watercress variety?

Tuscola County Michigan weed issues weed identification

1 Response

Hello,

Very hard to tell without a sample laid out clearly on a piece of contrasting paper. Your idea of some type watercress is a good one. Compare the plant to the photos here---

http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?ID=4913

And descriptions here---

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/95909/Landauer_Kori_2012.pdf?sequence=1

Watercress is a non-native plant that is invasive in some areas. As always, never eat any plant you haven't positively identified. You may send samples to MSU Diagnostic lab for positive ID--- https://pestid.msu.edu

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