Weed ID request

bigricOctober 1, 2012

I've been pulling clusters of these out of my back yard for a few months now, and they're starting to appear near the fence in my front yard. Their root looks carrot-like and is relatively easy to pull without breaking.

Can anybody identify them, and is there a pre- or post-emergent that I can use, or should I continue to pull them out?

Thanks!

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

Not sure what it is, but if it doesn't grow back after you pull it, that's not really even a weed. Just an wayward plant that you removed. Easy peasy!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 10:49AM
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bigric

Thanks. They drop a lot of seeds and their colonies spread rapidly. Produces white flowers. They're generally surrounded by spurge.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:17PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Surprised nobody has come along with a name yet...

Doesn't look like a creeper, so if you keep pulling these up as the available seeds sprout, before the plants make more seeds, eventually there will be no more seeds TO sprout besides whatever new gifts the birds or wind bring to your yard.

If you're pressed for time, just mowing them until you have time to pull will help keep it from being able to put more seeds out. If they're annuals, this may be all the control you need.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 10:08AM
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Christina_154

I have a nasty weed growing up in my yard occasionally can anyone ID it please!!!! It is horrible looking and my dog doesn't even like it

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:49AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Hi Christina. Welcome to Gardenweb.

Looks like a fungus, probably smells horrible. It will go away in a day or two.

Feel free to start a new discussion for a new question next time.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 10:32AM
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bigric

It's not a creeper. I've been mowing whatever I haven't yet pulled, but that just encourages it to spread out. Thanks for all the help; I was hoping to get a name so that I see if there was an herbicide for it.

Christina, we had those too last year. They look like baby carrots.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 10:19PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I was hoping you'd get a name too. Have you seen any flowers? That plant looks familiar...

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:09AM
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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

I'll try a long shot - maybe one of the dogbanes (Apocynum spp.)?
hortster

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 12:44PM
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3Spirit3Molecule3

I am not quite sure what this is. I am really into wild edibles, but I am still learning. I was thinking this could be some kind of Redroot/Pigweed. Anyone want to identify or elaborate? (Poor picture quality.)

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 5:37PM
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