See how similar these two plants appear? I almost dug out both of them until I became more aware!
The plant on the left and below IS a weed. The upper plant is NOT. The upright twigs from last year’s growth was the clue. And nearby were two similar plants. A group of three. Whew! So be careful and pay attention. Because sometimes in the garden (and in life) what you think is a weed—is not.