Question of the Week – Cutleaf Evening-primrose

This week, the question was: What is this cool-season weed coming up in the row middles of a fall kale field?

This is cutleaf evening-primrose. This weed germinates and starts appearing in the fall and grows through the winter and spring until the weather gets hot. It starts out in a rosette with smooth leaf margins, as shown in the photo. As it grows, its stems creep out along the ground, and new leaves develop with toothed margins. Eventually, it produces yellow flowers that bloom straight out of the stem. Click here to read more about cutleaf evening-primrose.

This week’s question is from Midlands Extension Agent Justin Ballew.

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