Weed identification please?

ColoradogreenMay 5, 2014

Hi, can someone help me dentify this really aggressive weed my Dads lawn has here in Colorado, it seems to be smothering what little grass he has left....any ideas on a eco-friendly mix to rid it? Thanks in advance...

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I don't think anybody recognizes from this blurry pic. Can you add another one? Compare to Ranculcus though.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 5:31PM
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The picture is quite blurry, but... I almost think it's Vinca?

If so, I'm terribly sorry, it's one tough plant to get rid of.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 10:11PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

If it's vinca, just pull up the stems and keep pulling. Then repeat as soon as you see more. You'll probably need to dig some of the older places.

Then when you think you've gotten it all, you still need to keep an eye out for it to grow back from some bits you missed.

Here's what vinca looks like:

Herbicides don't work well on vinca because of the waxy coating on its leaves and stems.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 10:40PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Pretty positive it's not Vinca. Can we have an in focus picture? It could be lots of things as it is.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 12:51PM
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