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Beginning in the fall and throughout the winter, seedlings are emerging all over my yard. Unfortunately, the weeds are coming up too so it really helps to be able to accurately identify the seedlings. I get a lot of weed seedlings too and it’s easiest to pluck them while their roots are as small as possible. The upside of weeding and thinning seedlings: it’s fresh chicken feed. My girls adore micro greens.
Hi Kim, I’ve thought about doing a newsletter but haven’t gotten around to it yet. On my list! For delphinium, any chance that you mean Larkspur? Because I can show you pics of Nigella (Love in a Mist) and Larkspur seedlings because I get so many. They both volunteer aggressively. This page I limited to California native seedlings in my yard. But I’ll have to do other types of flower seedlings. ðŸ™‚Seedilings can be difficult to identify, but if you remember the names of the wildflowers that you planted, you might be able to find photos of some of the seedlings. For instance, if you had bluebonnets, on the Lupinus texensis (Texas bluebonnet) page in the Images Gallery you will find several photos of seedlings. There are seedling photos on the Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan) Image Gallery page also. If you know the names of your wildflowers you can look in our Image Gallery to see if there are photos of seedlings there.
For your convenience we have included an actual photograph of each wildflower seedling. This will enable you to distinguish your wildflowers from unwanted vegetation during the establishment period. The seedling images should be used as a reference during the first 45 to 90 days of development following germination. Your seedlings will undergo a tremendous change in their appearance during secondary growth and stem elongation. Many of the photos will become inapplicable as the plants reach maturity. Sowing a pinch of seed in a flowerpot or cup filled with potting soil will provide you with a transportable specimen to take to the meadow for easy identification.How do I know if what's come up is what I planted or a weed? ~ As well as the photos of seedlings here, and the photos of weed seedlings here, you can tell at a glance if your seedlings are the same type of plant as the seed you sowed. Monocotyledons have one seed leaf. Monocots include Grasses, Palms, Aroids and Bulbs. Most other types of garden plants are dicots. Dicotyledons have two seed leaves. If you have a baby plant with one seed leaf where you've only sown dicots, then it's probably grass - a weed. If you've sown seeds of monocots and your seedling has two leaves, it's probably a weed. (Source: theseedsite.co.uk)