The leaves are in pinwheel formation and up to an inch in length. The flowers are tiny, a couple of millimeters, some singles, some in clusters of up to a half-dozen. It is easy to pull, but it is sticky, almost as though putting ones fingers in a paste-pot.
Sharkbytes, or Sharkey, or Shark is a naturalist par excellence. If this plant is native to her bailiwick, she will know its name, and much more. These plants provided me with a good bit of Saturday afternoon entertainment, as I pulled, and pulled. Much more difficult to pull were the thistle which we have every year. The thistle produces a lovely lavender flower which the butterflies like. We don't mind a few, for we can usually behead them before they strew their seeds, but too many is more than enough.
Gardening is so much fun! Wish I had the energy for it.