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mnmtranching

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What is it?



 
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It's not knapweed. I thought it could be leafy spurge to, but it's not.
 

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Looks like cinquefoil, we have it here in sandy/poor soil/dry areas. Not all cinquefoils are shrubs.
 

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redcowsrule33":dxmfpe8w said:
Looks like cinquefoil, we have it here in sandy/poor soil/dry areas. Not all cinquefoils are shrubs.
The cinquefoil around here grows like a strawberry plant, low to the ground and spreading
 
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Redcow, I think you got it. I googled cinquefoil. Looks like that might be what it is. The one variety is native to MN. That's why I can't find the plant by searching invasive species. [interesting plant] Used as a herb and for medicinal purposes.
This plant first arrived on the ranch about 5 years ago and has spread over some large areas.
Cattle do like the stuff, and will graze it right with the grass. don't know the nutrients? Stays green and leafy into cold weather. Trouble is it crowds the grasses. Thanks all!
 

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