mystery weed - North Florida, summer weed

mudsnake(8B)August 16, 2008

I am in North Florida and have many of the weed shown in this link:

http://apalacheehills.com/Weeds/stemFlowerWeed.html

Note the small white, ball-like flowers near the stem. It produces a lot of seeds, and spreads rapidly.

If you click on a photo, it will enlarge. This weed grows from spring to fall. I have checked in weed books and cannot find a matching photo. I have also checked at 2 local nurseries and the county extension service. Everyone has seen this plant, but nobody knows its name. Does anyone know what it is?

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tyrlych

You have Fatoua villosa, mulberry weed.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 5:23PM
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mudsnake(8B)

Thanks, tyrlych! I have given you credit for identifying it.

http://apalacheehills.com/Weeds/Fatoua_villosa.html

Do you happen to recognize the following weed? It has been easier to control, and is kind of attractive.

http://apalacheehills.com/Weeds/mysterySpreader.html

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 9:55PM
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tyrlych

Hi mudsnake,
Thanks for credit!
Your next mystery looks familiar but nothing certain comes to mind. I will create a topic on the Name That Plant forum and give there a link to your question.
Oh, nearly forgot: your "yellow spreader" is Calyptocarpus vialis.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 1:24PM
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