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Please Help Identifying

Posted by comp1mp 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 17:22

This will be the first time I will be actively taking care of my lawn. I am in Oklahoma City and my Bermuda is still dormant.

Here is a picture of what I think is a weed.

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RE: Please Help Identifying

Henbit. If you use a herbicide on it, be sure to use one that is compatible with Bermuda. DO NOT let it go to purple bloom or it is to late to treat.


RE: Please Help Identifying

Henbit is an annual.
Depending upon how much you have, it is easy to remove by hand before it blooms.

RE: Please Help Identifying

Henbit is a winter annual unwanted plant that can grow fairly prolifically in lawns early in the year and the simplest means of control is hand removal.

Here is a link that might be useful: About henbit

RE: Please Help Identifying

Thanks all of you!

RE: Please Help Identifying

Or you could just enjoy the pretty flowers, and/or mow it, and not worry about it. The pic below is not my yard, but shows a lovely patch of this plant. It will be gone by mid-summer, whether anybody does anything or not, whether it gets mowed or not. The grass is still dormant. If this plant was not there, (and some clover,) this area would be a patch of just brown, crispy, dormant grass.

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