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I had the exact same problem as you are describing! A sticker INFESTATION! It got so bad at one point that I couldn't walk around inside my house without shoes on because I my bare feet would find them in the carpet! Really annoying. I would pull the stems as I saw them pop up and I burned them in a burn barrel. It was tedious and seemed never ending so ...


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Answer edited to reflect new research I think you might have horseweed AKA Canadian fleabane (Conyza canadensis). This plant can grow to nearly 2m high, blooms late in our summer, and flowers only from the top, which matches your weed since you haven't seen any flowers yet. I've checked the Invasive Species Compendium, and this plant has indeed been ...


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Whether the roots will be a problem rather depends what the roots are from; if they are off a tree such as a cherry, you may well find little cherry trees trying to grow off it. In general, though, regular mowing will prevent this problem. However, if the roots are from pernicious weeds such as bindweed, thistle, dock, dandelion and so on, or from plants ...


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Let me just say, I have chickens and they get coated in these, just like my dogs do. Actually kind of funny seeing their whole heads coated with them like a helmet. Long story short, I have chickens and I have tons of this weed in my back yard. So get your backyard chickens for the eggs, not for these weeds. :-)


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