Last year, for the first time in 12 years, this weed appeared in my garden and spread like wildfire. When I tried to pull it, seeds would "pop" out of it in every direction. I dubbed it the popcorn weed because of its seed spreading technique. This year, it's back again, but there is a positive. Because of this weed (and its seeds), the little house finch pair from next door paid a visit!
Thank you, little finches, for helping control the weeds in my garden! Thank you, pesky little weeds, for bringing the finches to my garden!