I have a plant that is popping up everywhere in my garden and lawn, and I'm not sure if it is a weed. It looks like a clover but smaller(about half a feet) and has yellow flowers. It is in North Carolina, United States. 1

  • If you don't want it , it is a weed. Some of my weeds are 4 O'clock, violets, katy ruellia ,etc. Jul 12, 2021 at 14:30
  • Just want to identify it.
    – Green
    Jul 12, 2021 at 15:44
  • One of the Oxalis species. Jul 12, 2021 at 23:07

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That's wood sorrel, and it's usually considered a weed. In a lawn. any broadleaf herbicide will kill it, although the seeds already in the lawn will continue to sprout for years.

  • you can use Tenacity(R) in early spring to stop those seeds from growing.
    – dandavis
    Jul 19, 2021 at 23:40

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