Weed ID

Jim214(8)October 18, 2013

This weed with very small white flowers and is invading my yard. What is it and how do I control it without killing my grass.

Thanks,
Jim

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

How many petals do the flowers have?

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 5:36PM
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carol23_gw

It looks as though it could be in Rubiaceae, similar to Diodia, a pesky weed in lawns.

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    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 4:13PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Diodia virginiana, Virginia buttonweed, is a wild flower that is fairly common in wetlands but has been spreading out and becoming a noxious "weed".
Control can be difficult since these plants prolifically produce seeds and can root from stems as well as the rhizomes which grow very deep into the soil. Mobile Botanical Gardens people tell us this is a very difficult plant to eradicate and few herbicides are effective at control. Persistent hand removal is probably the most effective method.

Here is a link that might be useful: Diodia virginiana

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 7:12AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Looks more like Hedyotis corymbosa, to me....at least from that particular image.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hedyotis

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 1:50PM
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