Plant identity

Asked September 11, 2020, 4:24 PM EDT

This plant is growing on our shore This is an area that we installed coir bales and planted natives especially grasses over 10 years ago Is this a beneficial plant? Or should we remove it?

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

This may be Velvetleaf, a non-native annual weed that spreads by seed. Look through the plants to see if you can locate any seed pods attached that match these pictures:

https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/velvetleaf

https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/animals-and-plants/noxious-weeds/weed-identification...