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

1 Response


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---

And descriptions here---

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---

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