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Questions tagged [weeds]

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

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Help identifying plant (North America - Midwest)

I've been scouring the internet for weeks on this and am hoping for some help. This plant is growing prolifically in a flower bed in my yard starting in late April. Below are three pictures of single ...
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Please help ID and getting rid of this weed or grass

This started growing in areas where I added new topsoil and planted new grass seed; likely from seeds infiltrated in the soil or the bale of hay. If left untreated, it will grow up to 3-4ft. The stalk ...
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Need help with this weed. Can anyone identify and recommend treatment?

I live in the northeast and just had new grass seed put down early spring. The first one pulls out easily when it has matured, but when it’s small it grows between the lawn and is hard to pull out. ...
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What is this feathery reddish/white “weed” that has popped up in a meadow area?

This is another one I've never seen. A meadow mix was seeded in 2 years ago, so it might even be something desirable rather than a weed.
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What is this ground-hugging “weed” with small purple flowers and fleshy stems?

This popped up in an area that we've been converting to native meadow. I've never seen it before. We are in NY State near the beach.
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Identify brown stalked weed with seed pods

I'm trying to let my lawn grow out a bit more naturally in parts this year to understand what takes a foothold here. There is one plant that has sprung up and gone to seed in very short order this ...
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When is the best time to apply GrubX and Weed&Feed?

I live in New England, USA. I had grubs two years ago that damaged about 10% of the lawn. It has been rainy here the past 30 days. When should I apply GrubX? I have lots of moss in some areas and ...
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Help identifying. Is this a weed?

Looks like flat leaf parsley, has small purple flowers.
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What type of weed is this

I am a new homeowner in Dallas. and I am mowing my lawn for the first time. I have bermuda grass in my lawn. In between, especially in the area of bare spots, I see cluster of grass blades, ...
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Fresh Bermuda sod, completely filled with crabgrass — is this normal for the first year?

We just moved into a new home which had fresh Bermuda sod just laid a few months ago. Now that growing season has kicked in, it appears our "sod" was filled with more weeds than grass. Is this normal ...
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What kind of early spring SW Idaho weed is this?

We've been getting this weed growing on our property in recent years. It's one of the first weeds to sprout in the late winter or early spring (nothing else seems to sprout at that time but Creeping ...
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Can anyone identify this spreading weed?

This weed is all over my landscape and yard. It spreads like grass. It blends in with my St. Augustine grass and ends up in pots that are setting on the ground. I've tried Roundup and broadleaf weed ...
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What is this grassy weed in our lawn?

There are several clumps of this grassy weed growing in our lawn. The leaves are green, long, curly and thin and have a pale stripe down the center. Thanks for your help!
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Identify this weed

The weed spreads out like a vine below the grass in the lawn and has a long root and pink flowers. Edit: Here is a picture with the grass with the weed in it. You can see it at the bottom of the ...
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Boiling water to kill weeds?

Last summer I found that boiling water will kill weeds, and kills them quick. However boiling water takes time and a large individual crabgrass would take a whole pot of boiling water to kill the ...
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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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Re-evaluating my relationship with Gorse

I live in north Auckland, and bit off a lot more then I can chew in terms of a rural block. Because of its prickliness, density and label as a weed, I formed a negative opinion of Gorse - which ...
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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 ...