weed in lawn?

blakeas(6 OH)January 15, 2007

What the heck is this weed? It is all throughout my lawn here in roswell, GA - I have fescue - And what do I do to get rid of this weed? I have been doing alot of seeding - that might have something to do with it?



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busylizzy(z5 PA)

Sure looks like portuclaca to me.
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    Bookmark   January 16, 2007 at 2:44PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Don't think it's portulaca. Take a look at several images of chickweed.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 1:57PM
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aka_peggy(Central Md 6b)

Yep, chickweed...an evil, evil weed.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 5:05PM
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I think the leaves are too large to be chickweed and suspect it is "Portulaca oleracea", Purslane. The single best control of this plant is to grow a strong, vigorous turf. Seeds that will germinate into this are spread all over your yard by birds, same as with chickweed and many other "weeds". Mowing high helps a lot because that shades the soil so the seeds from these plants do not get the light they need to germinate.

Here is a link that might be useful: weed alert

    Bookmark   January 19, 2007 at 7:33AM
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Purslane looks like a jade plant leaf. At one time I would have said a small jp leaf but ones keeps getting larger and the other smaller in commerce.

It looks like chickweed to me. I have a seminary that has it growing on one of its ground fields. In early spring late winter the field from a distance looks like a carpet of blues ranging from the almost white to intense bright blue. A lawn person would cring seeing it but few see it other than the rabbits and deer.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2007 at 9:57PM
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