Giant HollyHock type weeds?

aprilVJune 7, 2012

I just moved into this place and the back yard was in much disarray and chaos. I spent all weekend digging out weeds because you couldn't pull them up. I had to use a shovel and dig them up.

The looked similar to Holly Hocks, but instead of a flower they have seeds and while digging them up I dropped seeds everywhere. The sod has choked them out except the edges of the concrete patio where they're pushing their way up. The roots are about 1/2" round, white-ish, and fiberous. They go deeper than my 8" spade and I can't seem to pull them up.

Have you ever seen anything like this?

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kimpa(z6b PA)

You could search weeds callled "Mallow" and might find a match.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 7:04AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) leaves look a lot like hollyhocks. Don't know if that's a ubiquitous problem plant in CO like it was for me in OH though.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 10:43AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Mullein has also come to mind.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 4:19PM
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