Please Help Identifying

comp1mpMarch 17, 2014

This will be the first time I will be actively taking care of my lawn. I am in Oklahoma City and my Bermuda is still dormant.

Here is a picture of what I think is a weed.

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Henbit. If you use a herbicide on it, be sure to use one that is compatible with Bermuda. DO NOT let it go to purple bloom or it is to late to treat.


    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 7:06PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Henbit is an annual.
Depending upon how much you have, it is easy to remove by hand before it blooms.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 8:55PM
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Henbit is a winter annual unwanted plant that can grow fairly prolifically in lawns early in the year and the simplest means of control is hand removal.

Here is a link that might be useful: About henbit

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 7:13AM
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Thanks all of you!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 4:38PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Or you could just enjoy the pretty flowers, and/or mow it, and not worry about it. The pic below is not my yard, but shows a lovely patch of this plant. It will be gone by mid-summer, whether anybody does anything or not, whether it gets mowed or not. The grass is still dormant. If this plant was not there, (and some clover,) this area would be a patch of just brown, crispy, dormant grass.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 12:42PM
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