Identify & Delete this weed!!

sld_sandy(z7 TN)July 26, 2011

Please identify and how to rid my flower beds of this weed.

Help would greatly be appreciated.

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

Do the leaves resemble any of the trees? Looks like some kind of baby tree, maybe mulberry but pic is too small to know for sure. Pull them out as soon as you see them.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 10:51AM
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sld_sandy(z7 TN)

Thank you for replying. No, the leaves do not resemble any trees around. I pull them up, but, they come back faster than I can keep up with the growth of the new ones. I also try to get as much of the root as possible. I've been using Round Up, but, I cannot get too close to the other plants with that method..

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 11:42AM
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lisanti07028(z6NJ)

The leaves of immature mulberries are, IME, different than those on the mature trees. Could you get a closer shot of it? Are the roots bright yellow? Are the plants sort of woody?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 1:26PM
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sld_sandy(z7 TN)

I have identified the weed to be the Mulberry Weed, Fatoua.
Now to find out how to eradicate it!!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 3:00PM
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