What is this weed

noyardmanAugust 2, 2009

and how do I kill it?

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wannab(8b & 4a)

kinda looks like Lantana??? Does it have a spicy smell when you cut it??

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 5:57PM
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lsmcw(7b-AL)

It isn't Lantana and I don't know the name but I have it all over, as well. It pulls up easily enough but it seems for every one you pull, 3 more take it's place. It is MADDENING.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 1:35PM
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outsideplaying_gw(7)

I have it too and don't have a clue as to what it is. I hope someone can identify, if for no reason other than to know it's name. Leaves are totally different from lantana; more fragile and thin. And yes, easy to pull up but I agree - a dozen more will come back.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 3:19PM
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catbird(z7 AL)

I get a lot of it, too. Roundup or a broadleaf herbicide will kill it, but if you prefer prevention, plan ahead. Pull it up before it goes to seed and put down a good layer of mulch topped with a preemergent herbicide to reduce the new seedlings that appear.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 9:11AM
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airydana(7b AL)

I have it too, all over my sloping shaded backyard. It really seems to thrive in the woodland setting. Roundup doesn't even dent it for me. No idea what it is.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2009 at 2:01PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

If you post your good image over in the Name This Plant forum, it will be identified promptly. I browse there every day to 'study up'.

Here is a link that might be useful: Here....I'll take you there

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 2:20PM
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mudsnake(8B)

It looks like Mulberry Weed.

I have documenting the weeds on my land.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mulberry Weed

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 9:41PM
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tedposey

I have it too but don't know it's name. I use a sharp hoe and cut it right at ground level. Don't com back.
Catbird, do you have a nursery in Madison, Al?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2009 at 3:52PM
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catbird(z7 AL)

Ted: Managing the plants in my own garden is sometimes more than I can handle. :-) No, I don't have a nursery anywhere.
Alice

    Bookmark   August 10, 2009 at 11:06AM
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esh_ga

I agree that it is Mulberry weed, Fatoua villosa. A weed from Asia.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fatoua villosa

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 10:12PM
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outsideplaying_gw(7)

Thanks, esh, for the ID. Now we know!

Ted you are right - there is a 'Catbird Seat' nursery in Madison. Nice place, but I don't usually shop there as it's on the other end of the county for me.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 11:41AM
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tedposey

Yes I know the owner of the nursery,Cory Brown, quiet well. I met him through mutual friends and we deer hunt together.
He is a graduate of Auburn in Decrative Horticulture, and has ID'd every wild plant I've not recognized myself.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2009 at 9:39PM
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