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Can you tell me what this weed is

Posted by mad_about_mickey **7* *N.C. (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 23, 08 at 11:43

I have this weed for the first time and it is drving me nuts. Any help would be appreciated.Photobucket


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RE: Can you tell me what this weed is

this looks like some type of nettle.

Lyle


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RE: Can you tell me what this weed is

I think it's bedstraw, Galium aparine.

Here is a link that might be useful: Galium aparine


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RE: Can you tell me what this weed is

I think Karen is correct.

And it is a pain, almost as good as some of the other weeds I have!!! To the best of my knowledge, digging a bit around the roots makes it easier to pull out by the roots. It breaks very easily at the root crown, only to re-sprout and "mock" you, just when you thought it was gone.


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funny that this galium is such a weed when i can't keep g. odoratum alive for anything. sigh.


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Is this the one with sticky leaves?


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RE: Can you tell me what this weed is

No, Dottie, the leaves aren't sticky. I looked up the galium and I'm not sure that that is what it is. It does have the teeny flowers. But mine is relatively low to the ground. Doesn't have a big root system. Fast grower. Thanks everyone for the help.


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RE: Can you tell me what this weed is

I call it carpet weed. It grows really fast and I have better luck just letting it get some size and then find that center tap root which comes up easily in my sandy topsoil.

Here is a link that might be useful: carpet weed


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Dottie, I believe the one with sticky leaves - sticks to your pants' legs and to itself, as well as to dog and cat fur - is cleavers. Also a nuisance!

And on further thought - such as it is - I believe Shari is right.


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Both of them are a real pain.


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is it Poor Joe (button weed)? That's what I had in my garden and got it identified on the forums. It grows all over my garden, but is easy to pull out.

Cameron


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RE: Can you tell me what this weed is

I have that too Cameron. Nice to have an i.d.


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