Last week the question was: Here is another winter weed, this time growing out of a crack in a brick wall four feet off the ground. What is it?
This is henbit growing out of this crack. One characteristic that frequently makes a plant successful is the ability to survive in adverse growing conditions. It doesn’t get much more adverse than a crack in a brick wall. Henbit is a weed that we see in our winter crops like wheat, oats, and canola/rapeseed. If left uncontrolled, they grow pretty rapidly as the weather warms up and can choke out the winter crops.
Here is this week’s question: What bird did this feather com from?