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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 ...
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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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