Please help identify this weed and solution to get rid of them

MizztryJune 21, 2012

Hi there,

My backyard has recently been covered with this type of weeds. After researching on the internet I think they are:

Black Medic (Medicago lupulina)

Could someone please confirm these? And what is the best solution to get rid of these? I live in Ontario, Canada.

Thanks very much!!

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I agree that they are black medic, I wish I knew how to control it. I've been pulling it up by hand but slowly losing the battle.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 11:19AM
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Oh my...I can't bare to sit and pull these out! There are sooo many all OVER my garden.

I really do hope there is a solution?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 12:42PM
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kimpa(z6b PA)

Are they in the garden beds or in the lawn? You can use chemicals to kill undesirable plants or put newspaper over them and mulch on top around "good" plants. Tell us your situation.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 8:12AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Hi & welcome to Gardenweb.

I can't bare to sit and pull these out!
I usually do it with my clothes on!

Not sure what you want to hear? That there's a magic bottle of stuff you spray on everything but it only kills this plant? A curse you can put on them? The more you let them go, the more seeds you will have.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 3:58PM
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