Mimosa Weed !

sedgehammerSeptember 4, 2006

It looks like a baby mimosa tree and has little pea like seeds on the underside of the weed.

Need help getting this weed under control.

Some areas have grown up to over a foot tall and I was able to cut those with shears. But the problem is in an area where the lawn has not been kept up (to the side of a garage where only the dog seems to venture) this stuff is like a carpet on the ground. The mower will not hit it, and it would be next impossible to cut all of it out.

Any ideas on what to use to rid this area of the weed yet still allow for the St. Augustine (that is still there) to live would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You have chamberbitter, aka gripeweed. Gripeweed seems to fit better. Very invasive pest. The pre-emerge I have tried didn't hurt it. Has a strong root system so it's hard to pull up.



Here is a link that might be useful: Chamberbitter

    Bookmark   September 5, 2006 at 6:11AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
weed or no
i have this growing in the middle of strawberry patch,...
Black Medic (Medicago lupulina)
Black medic was growing rampant in my garden. I used...
Gary Cotterill
Yet another ID request
I am in Vancouver BC. This weed is very common and...
Bark mulch size
In my shrub garden, will large or small bark chunks...
ID weed, please
After living here 45 years, this plant (weed) began...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™