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Questions tagged [weeds]

For questions about plants growing where they aren't wanted.

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Identify this plant?

I saw this plant on the street. It’s growing where weeds are supposed to grow, but it has big green leaves so I’m wondering what it is. I’ve never seen a plant like this grow on a sidewalk ledge. I ...
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Strange plant growing in my pot

A strange plant popped up in my pot. It's about a metre and a half tall, skinny and has yellow green leaves which tastes minty, is serrated. It never flowered but has seeds on it too which also taste ...
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String embedded in overgrown lawn - how to remove?

A tenant/previous owner of my property dumped a commercial quantity of old plants which had been tied to overhead beams with a non biodegradable string. The area is very messy with high grass and ...
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What type of weed is this and what is an effective way of removing it?

This weed kind of took over my front yard (around 300 sq ft). I'd like to remove it all and then mulch most of the area What type of weed is it and what would be an effective way of removing it? In ...
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Pins and needles after removing nettles [closed]

I have been experiencing pins and needles in my left hand which I've had for over a week. I was clearing a large area in the garden from nettles and during this time I was stung numerous times. Is ...
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Weed identification: will this spiky vine with bulbs kill a future flower garden?

I bought a house a few months ago (zone 9a). It has a large (12'x25') flower bed that was badly overgrown. My house is 'U' shaped and this is inside the 'U', so it gets full sun for about 40% of the ...
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I need help getting ridding of this weed in my flower garden [closed]

Can someone identify this weed and tell me how to stop it from coming back?
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Is this a weed? Colorado foothills… very tough

Little flowers sawtooth round leaves. Ex may have planted this... makes ne think of Grecian Windflowers ... but this is fall and they have just come up in the last month! Flowers are in bud stage. ...
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Identifying a grassy plant from South Carolina

I’m trying to identity one of a couple of grassy plants that grows throughout my lawn. This one looks like a sand burr, but doesn't seem to dry out and get prickly like those do. I live about 40 ...
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What is this aromatic plant with narrow leaves and tiny white flowers that grows about 8' (2.5 m) high?

Found in New York State, zone 7 where it has invaded my herb garden and outgrew it. I was wondering if it would be a useful herb.
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What is this hairy weed?

I consider this plant weed. But what is it? Zone 7.
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what is this coarse spreading weed from my lawn

Located in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Canada's most northern major city. The summer here started out very hot and dry with many days above 30C and stretches of no rain for weeks. The grass did not take ...
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How can I get rid of reed?

I have a pretty large pond in my garden which is being overgrown with common reed. Does anyone have a method to get rid of it? In an ecological way of course!
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Weed with very sharp thorns and nearly impossible to pull

Folks on this forum tipped me off to a thistle I had in my garden, and I've been treating that at least weekly for the past several months. So I figured I'd turn to y'all for help again. I've ...
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Plants growing between the pavers next to rain drainage

Plants (and not just weeds) grew between the tiles and pavers of my balcony next to the rain drainage. They may cause damage to the ground (and ceiling of the person living underneath me) so how do I ...
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Identifying this flower?

What's the name of this flower? We live in the Caribbean.
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What is the grassy-looking plant at the base of my blueberry bush?

I bought a starter blueberry bush a couple of months ago. It has been growing well but there seems to be something else growing at the base. I'm not sure if it's more blueberry stalk or weeds, and I'...
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Identifying and removing this weed / clovers from my lawn / groundcover

There is one side of my yard that has this particular weed along with clovers. It was on the lawn last year, but this year it's gotten worse and is spreading into my groundcover bed. I'm going to ...
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What weed or grass is this taking over my St Augustine?

Can anyone help me identify what weed or grass this is that is taking over my St Augustine? Thanks
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What is this plant with thorns on bottom of leave

This plant has sprung up in a few places. Im not sure if its a weed and should be pulled or left alone. It has thorns growing under the leaf down the spine. Heres another pick i thought primula at ...
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Do nitrates really encourage weed germination?

I've heard that nitrates increase weed germination. Is this true? If so feel free to mention what forms of nitrates encourage them to sprout most, if you happen to know (e.g. ammonium nitrate, calcium ...
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Identification of plant that caused injury (possibly phytophotodermatitis)

My son picked a leaf off this plant and rubbed it on his face to see how soft it was (bad idea, I know). Within 12 hours he had a lesion with weeping blisters which we suspect is photosensitive. A ...
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Help with weed identification - how can I get rid of them for good?

What are these weeds? I've been hitting them with 3 way (2,4-D, Quinclorac, and Dicambia by Bayer) a few times now but they seem to persist. I'm using the "home owner strength" of the 3-way so the %'s ...
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How do you identify weeds?

How do you identify weeds, is there some process? I ask as I have this weed (see image) that constantly returns all over my garden and my efforts to find it online have come to nothing. Scotland, U....
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Control of oxalis corniculata

I have a "plague" of Oxalis corniculata in the middle of Vinca minor. Is there any way to eliminate it chemically or just tearing it off?
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Can anyone identify this weed?

It is growing in bare areas of a poorly draining lawn.
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If I just leave dandelions and clover in my lawn, what problems may happen?

There is a lot of advice on the internet about getting rid of dandelions and clover from a lawn: chemical herbicides, manual digging, organic weed remedies. I live in Denver, Colorado, USDA zone 5. I'...
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What is this bee(?)-attracting wildflower?

This wildflower (weed?) appeared recently in my yard. The petal color in the pictures is not faithful - in reality, the petals have slight component of "dirty-purple" color, that my camera seems not ...
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Identify this quickly spreading plant

It is moving into my perennial garden from the woods and I would like to know if I should try to get rid of it or will in grow and allow my perennials to survive. Can I get rid of it? It is moving ...
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What is this purple-flowered weed?

It looks it is a weed, but not so bad. I saw it in an urban area in Europe, Hardiness Zone 8a. Is it poisonous, or nasty in any other way?
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Can you identify what this green plant is that looks like mint?

I found this growing behind my house, but I'm not sure what it is. It looks a lot like mint; however, it isn't minty smelling but more sweet smelling. Is it dangerous?
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New paver walkway - grass popping through

My husband and I had a paved walkway installed last year. Yesterday we noticed grass growing through the pavers. Is this normal? The same company is supposed to be putting in a back patio but now I am ...
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Does anyone know what plant this is?

I have this plant growing in my garden. I am wondering what plant it is It's not tall. probably like 1-2 inches. The roots are not deep. But it's almost like a creeper.
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Green-brown mass under roses

Please help me with identification of this green-brown mass in my garden. It looks rather like slimy, part-rotted fruit, but I have noticed it under roses in both spring and autumn. Is it a weed or ...
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Control of Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish bluebell) in an established landscape

We have several well established beds that are infested with Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish bluebell). For a variety of reasons I am unable to dig them out or use "petrochemicals" like RoundUp so I'...
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What is this most likely weed, though with interesting foliage color?

What is this most likely weed, though with interesting foliage color? The only specimen in my yard, growing under a mespilus tree. The flower is NOT of this plant, but the photo is for stem details: ...
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What is this succulent/weed growing on my lawn?

We've had it growing in our backyard lawn for a while and the patch gets bigger every year. Its definitely in the succulent family but I can't find any other information on it. We live in West ...
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What is this terrible-looking hairy plant with maybe nice flowers?

What is this terrible-looking hairy plant with maybe nice flowers? Its height is 25cm/1ft, this is the only specimen in my yard, it could be non-invasive, but it looks no beautiful to me, so I will ...
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What's this white flower?

Growing in my garden in Wellington, NZ where it's now autumn.
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What is this invasive plant with with small purplish flowers that have lids? [duplicate]

What is this plant/weed with with unusual purplish flowers and new growth leaves? Flowers have "lids". Its habit is similar to white clover's fill-the-space habit, and it took over significant parts ...
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What is this (probably) weed with nice fern-like foliage?

What is this (probably) weed with nice fern-like foliage? A detail from the top right of the second photo, where the stem of a plant in the background that appears to be the same species is visible: ...
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Texas weed identification

I live in central Texas and have a serious infestation of this weed... I'd like to know what it is so I can buy the right kind of herbicide... I tried searching google images with this, but nothing ...
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What is this low-growing weed with narrow stems and yellow flowers, and how do I exterminate it?

My lawn is "Blue Couch" (Digitaria didactyla). It's a pretty hardy grass and tolerates most weed killers that you can use on couch grass (Cynodon dactylon, Bermuda). What is this creeping weed that ...
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What is this strongly scenting ground covering weed?

Here is a weed I gathered the seeds from last year. It had bloomed on a Mediterranean island, Corsica, up in the mountains (around 2000 meters above see level, I believe snow covered 2-3 months pour ...
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How do I reliably deactivate weed seeds that I've gathered?

There's a number of Sosnowsky's hogweed (Heracleum sosnowskyi) plants which have blossomed a while ago and now they are standing with dry seeds ready to be spread by wind. Suppose I gather the seeds (...
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What is this large leaved young tree (US midwest region)?

What is this plant, and maybe more importantly, how big could it get? I like the large leaves (they're approx 18" wide) but will have to cut it down if it plans to get too large.
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What is this ground cover weed similar to Galenia

What is this ground cover weed similar to Galenia? It seems to grow in the same environment and it has a blue tone to its leaves compared to galenia. Galenia has a semi-succulent leaf, whereas this ...
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Looking for exact name of Grass weeds [closed]

Hello I am working on grass weed detection. I have captured three different types of weeds from my Univ lawn. But I want to know the name of those weeds.
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What is this rambling/climbing plant with small leaves?

It's grown up my unused bench and I think it actually looks pretty. Is it dangerous, noxious, or uncontrollable? It's been there for almost a year and hasn't flowered. It grows up trees (I try to cut ...
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How can I control umbrella grass?

How can I get rid of my umbrella grass (papyrus, Cyperus alternifolius) completely? Will glyphosate kill it? Or do I have to dig it out? I've cut it to the ground. It was taking over too much space.