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What is this plant in my succulent?

I recently bought this plant and was wondering whether this was a weed or whether I need to cut this back over time? Thanks
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What is this plant and how to eradicate it if possible?

This kind of flower is everywhere in my garden. First of all I would like to know what is it. If I dig it up, it usually has a bulb shape root. It is literally everywhere in my garden. Is there any ...
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Keeping a large gravel driveway weed-free?

(In the UK) We've recently moved to a house with an extensive gravel driveway (probably getting on for 2500m2). Being springtime the weeds are just starting to pop their heads out. Our current ...
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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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To Line or Not To Line a raised bed's perimeter?

Novice gardeners here. Already feeling overwhelmed. So, I'm taking over hubby's raised bed. It gave us tomatoes over 3 years ago, since then its been sadly neglected. He lined the inside walls with ...
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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 type of plant is this from Ohio, and is it invasive?

We live in Ohio surrounded by some woods. Almost all the underbrush is made up of this plant. It can grow into a small tree and is very easy to break by hand. I tried to look it up on Ohio's invasive ...
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What is this prickly plant (with photo)?

What is this plant? It's growing sparsely (I've flagged around 30-40 of them over ~5 acres) throughout my back yard in northern Ohio. It is very sharp and has a pretty deep/vertical root system. It's ...
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Need help identifing small pesky weed

This little weed has taken over my yard. Roundup doesnt seem to work. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks Paul
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How can I remove nut grass growing in amongst dwarf mondo grass?

Hi there, The above photograph is of NutGrass growing in amongst Dwarf Mondo Grass, is there a selective herbicide or other method available to remove it with minor impact to the dwarf mondo grass? ...
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What is this rosette weed with a stalk of white flowers?

I found this weed growing in our yard (in western Idaho), this spring. It starts with a green rosette with serrated leaves, and then puts up a tall flower stalk with small white flowers. You can see ...
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Using glyphosate to control bengrass questions

I am planning on spot spraying with Glyphosate in the fall to get rid of some bentgrass patches: If I wait a day or so can I overseed and fertilize? Or should I wait longer remove the dead grass/...
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Can someone help me identify this weed?

It’s not a fuzzy weed like a geranium. Smooth leaves, with a citrusy smell when rubbed.
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Can I lay geotextile sheeting beneath new grass?

We have an area of ground that was a thick mix of overgrown weeds and plants. We would like to turf this area. We have turned over the soil and taken out some of the roots but there are still a lot of ...
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What are these weeds? Should I bother rooting them out

Are these plants worth growing? Or they are plain useless? Weed 1 Weed 2
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How do I kill this weeds. Is is the end of October -can I apply anything to prevent weeds next year?

I am trying to prevent these weeds from taking over again next year. Is there anything I should do or apply now (end of October) in order to kill these or stop them from coming back next year ? ...
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How do you clear an old neglected garden full of weeds and creepers for new landscaping/hardscaping

We have bought a property in Melbourne requiring a complete overhaul of the front and rear garden. Every plant/tree/bulb is unwanted and hazardous to the future garden planned. Ivy Agapanthus Privet ...
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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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How can I clean up my lawn from weeds? What kind of weed is this?

I recently purchased a house last year, and am noticing that most of the lawn is weeds. There are a variety of different looking ones, but there is one type that is all over my lawn, probably taking ...
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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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What do I need to kill Canada Thistle weed?

I believe that this is what the weed is called, here is a picture It is very invasive and I don't know how to kill it. I tried Weed b-gone but it only kills the leaves and does nothing else. It's ...
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What is this succulent weed?

This guy has been growing like gang busters in a newly planted bed of ground covering sedums. It's actually kind of a nice ground cover but based on its rate of spread and the fact that I didn't plant ...
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Should I clear rapacious vines from my garden?

My back yard is edged on three sides with something that was probably intended as a garden, but is now just an overgrown mess, with, e.g., lots of vines ensnarling everything. In the photo below you ...
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What type of weed is growing in my raised beds?

I have my raised beds full of this weed, from distance if looks like clovers but up close the leaves are more like parsley. It stays at ground level and has no flowers yet. The second pic shows the ...
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What is this plant? Is it edible? Poisonous? Thank you

I was in my garden when I noticed a weed that I’d never seen before. I looked on the internet and maybe it’s a nightshade??? The inside of the fruit had lots of tiny seeds that reminded me of ...
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Weed in Massachusetts: underground roots, skunky smell when bruised

We've had our house for a couple of decades, and every time I neglect the back yard (more often than I should) this weed pops up all over the place: It has a skunky smell when bruised, grows from a ...
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What are these weeds and how to get rid of them?

Just moved into a new house and the previous owners didn't take care of the yard AT ALL. Weeds everywhere. 90% are simple weeds that will probably go away after I dig and relay a couple inches of soil ...
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Can anyone identify this plant/weed in Northern Indiana

This one here is about 4-5 feet tall they are about 1/8" to 1/4" from top to bottom in Northern Indiana
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What is this weed whose leaves fold in at night?

Can anyone tell me what this weed is? It's about two feet tall now and the leaves fold in like insect wings at night.
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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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Is this hogweed?

If not, then what is it? Should I touch it? Location: Upstate, NY Image 1a (about 5 feet tall): More images: Image 1b: Image 2a (about 2.5 feet tall): Image 2b:
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Is this “ground cover”, from a lawn in New York, Medic or Hop Trefoil?

This grows almost ubiquitously in un-managed grass areas. I'd love to know what it is.
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How do I eradicate Devll's walking stick (Aralia spinosa)?

I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and my backyard has been invaded by Devil's walking stick (Aralia spinosa). I've been told by landscapers that the only way to eradicate it is to cut it and to ...
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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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I need to remove a ton of prickles

(Just to be clear, I'm Australian and not entirely sure if that is what everyone calls them, so here is a picture for reference.) (The one on the left in the second picture.) My mum loves ducks ...