Need Help ID'ing two weeds in NW Florida

kb850May 10, 2013

Here is the first one:

And the Second (with taproot picture):


Any help with identification and eradication would be wonderful. Thanks!

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

1st one is Cyperus.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 11:05PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

2nd - some kind of baby trees?

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 9:37AM
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kb850

Thanks on the ID of the first one. I further IDed it to Cyperus Retrorsus

The second Is very hearty. The stem resembles a twig, and it takes quite a bit of force to pull that tap root out of the ground. Could it be some type of wild shrub?

Edit: Found this vacant lot with 3 foot tall versions of this stuff... Check the links and pics


This post was edited by kb850 on Sat, May 11, 13 at 17:50

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 3:34PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Absolutely could. Sorry, I don't know what it is though.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 8:37AM
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