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weed in lawn?

Posted by blakeas 7b GA (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 15, 07 at 18:09

What the heck is this weed? It is all throughout my lawn here in roswell, GA - I have fescue - And what do I do to get rid of this weed? I have been doing alot of seeding - that might have something to do with it?

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RE: weed in lawn?

Sure looks like portuclaca to me.
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Has a great data base and control suggestions

RE: weed in lawn?

Don't think it's portulaca. Take a look at several images of chickweed.

RE: weed in lawn?

Yep, evil, evil weed.

RE: weed in lawn?

I think the leaves are too large to be chickweed and suspect it is "Portulaca oleracea", Purslane. The single best control of this plant is to grow a strong, vigorous turf. Seeds that will germinate into this are spread all over your yard by birds, same as with chickweed and many other "weeds". Mowing high helps a lot because that shades the soil so the seeds from these plants do not get the light they need to germinate.

Here is a link that might be useful: weed alert

RE: weed in lawn?

Purslane looks like a jade plant leaf. At one time I would have said a small jp leaf but ones keeps getting larger and the other smaller in commerce.

It looks like chickweed to me. I have a seminary that has it growing on one of its ground fields. In early spring late winter the field from a distance looks like a carpet of blues ranging from the almost white to intense bright blue. A lawn person would cring seeing it but few see it other than the rabbits and deer.

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