Please ID This Weed

CPTKSeptember 30, 2013

I am in NE Kansas, Zone 5. Soil is extremely clayey due to new construction. This particular weed has taken over a large part of my back yard. I'm trying to stay organic so I need to know what the weed is rather than just dumping broadleaf herbicide on it.

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Any chance of a clear pic of the foliage? Any info on flowers? Looks like this one may have been mowed off earlier?

hortster

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 3:24PM
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CPTK

Yeah, it got mowed last week. I should have taken a picture before I mowed it, but I just had the thought to post the picture yesterday.

Picture is with my phone. I'll take a picture with the camera and post it soon.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 3:52PM
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CPTK

Pic 1

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 4:00PM
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CPTK

Here's one that didn't get mowed. I am fairy certain this is the same weed, but I'm not 100%.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 4:02PM
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CPTK

Pic 3

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 4:03PM
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CPTK

Pic 4

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 4:04PM
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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Compare to netseed lambsquarters (aka pitseed goosefoot), Chenopodium berlandieri. The picture of the plant by the fence is very similar.

hortster

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 4:31PM
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CPTK

Well, I ended up taking it to the extension office and they said it was kochia. It's an annual, so I'm not sure if I should bother to pull them up to prevent seeding. The extension office said they already dropped many seeds, so maybe I'll just let them die over the winter.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 9:42PM
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florauk(8/9)

Speaking from a position of complete ignorance of your region I do not think the plant in pic.2 is the same as the others. It looks like regular Chenopodium album.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 4:01PM
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Beeone(4 N. Wyo.)

All pictures except #3 are kochia, #3 is lambsquarters.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 3:25AM
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CPTK

I assume you mean number 2. 1, 3, 4 are the same individual.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 4:31PM
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