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Giant HollyHock type weeds?

Posted by aprilV Colorado (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 7, 12 at 23:30

I just moved into this place and the back yard was in much disarray and chaos. I spent all weekend digging out weeds because you couldn't pull them up. I had to use a shovel and dig them up.

The looked similar to Holly Hocks, but instead of a flower they have seeds and while digging them up I dropped seeds everywhere. The sod has choked them out except the edges of the concrete patio where they're pushing their way up. The roots are about 1/2" round, white-ish, and fiberous. They go deeper than my 8" spade and I can't seem to pull them up.

Have you ever seen anything like this?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Giant HollyHock type weeds?

You could search weeds callled "Mallow" and might find a match.

RE: Giant HollyHock type weeds?

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) leaves look a lot like hollyhocks. Don't know if that's a ubiquitous problem plant in CO like it was for me in OH though.

RE: Giant HollyHock type weeds?

Mullein has also come to mind.

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