Questions tagged [weeds]

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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 ...
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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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What is this tall, alternate leaved plant from Piedmont region MD?

It comes up in the spring, gets about 3.5 ft tall, never blooms & dies back in winter. I've pulled up a lot of it; it grows from an underground thick runner type root system. I think it's a ...
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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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How to get rid of bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) once and for all?

I have an allotment in England where I grow vegetables and fruit. One of the biggest problems I am having with it (other than the soil desperately needing fertilising) is the bindweed infestation. I ...
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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 growing in my old tomato plant pot?

Last year I had a tomato plant in this pot, which I cut back at end of the season when it died. In the pot now this is growing. Is this a weed?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What is this tiny strawberry-like fruit found in a Southern Illinois lawn?

I live in southern Illinois, and earlier today I noticed this small red fruit in my yard. It looks kind of like a strawberry, but it's the size of a small raspberry (about 1/4 inches in diameter). ...
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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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Weed identification in Queensland, Australia. What are these?

What are these weeds and how do I get rid of them? They're thriving in the dry soil while the grass struggles.
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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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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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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 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 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's this white flower?

Growing in my garden in Wellington, NZ where it's now autumn.
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What is this plant in my vegetable bed? [duplicate]

I found this strange vegetable-looking plant growing randomly outside my apartment and was wondering what it is. It looks like a mustard family vegetable and the purple/green stem is similar to ...
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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 weed covering should I use under my mulch?

I am about to lay down new mulch in a flower bed for a customer, where weeds are highly prone to growing. I will also be weeding this flower bed throughout the year. My question is, what type of weed ...
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Is this large-leaved perennial a weed?

Trying to decide if I should pull this. Anyone know what it is?