Can you tell me what this weed is

mad_about_mickey(**7* *N.C.)June 23, 2008

I have this weed for the first time and it is drving me nuts. Any help would be appreciated.

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lylesgardens(7)

this looks like some type of nettle.

Lyle

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 12:26PM
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karen__w(z7 Durham, NC)

I think it's bedstraw, Galium aparine.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 12:50PM
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Dibbit(z7b SC)

I think Karen is correct.

And it is a pain, almost as good as some of the other weeds I have!!! To the best of my knowledge, digging a bit around the roots makes it easier to pull out by the roots. It breaks very easily at the root crown, only to re-sprout and "mock" you, just when you thought it was gone.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 3:12PM
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tamelask(z8a NC)

funny that this galium is such a weed when i can't keep g. odoratum alive for anything. sigh.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 3:27PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Is this the one with sticky leaves?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 6:39PM
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mad_about_mickey(**7* *N.C.)

No, Dottie, the leaves aren't sticky. I looked up the galium and I'm not sure that that is what it is. It does have the teeny flowers. But mine is relatively low to the ground. Doesn't have a big root system. Fast grower. Thanks everyone for the help.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 7:58PM
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shari1332(z7NC)

I call it carpet weed. It grows really fast and I have better luck just letting it get some size and then find that center tap root which comes up easily in my sandy topsoil.

Here is a link that might be useful: carpet weed

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 8:38PM
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Dibbit(z7b SC)

Dottie, I believe the one with sticky leaves - sticks to your pants' legs and to itself, as well as to dog and cat fur - is cleavers. Also a nuisance!

And on further thought - such as it is - I believe Shari is right.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 11:14PM
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karen__w(z7 Durham, NC)

Both of them are a real pain.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 7:21AM
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dyhgarden(7b)

is it Poor Joe (button weed)? That's what I had in my garden and got it identified on the forums. It grows all over my garden, but is easy to pull out.

Cameron

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 3:04PM
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shari1332(z7NC)

I have that too Cameron. Nice to have an i.d.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 5:44PM
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