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mystery weed - North Florida, summer weed

Posted by mudsnake 8B (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 16, 08 at 23:28

I am in North Florida and have many of the weed shown in this link:

Note the small white, ball-like flowers near the stem. It produces a lot of seeds, and spreads rapidly.

If you click on a photo, it will enlarge. This weed grows from spring to fall. I have checked in weed books and cannot find a matching photo. I have also checked at 2 local nurseries and the county extension service. Everyone has seen this plant, but nobody knows its name. Does anyone know what it is?

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RE: mystery weed - North Florida, summer weed

You have Fatoua villosa, mulberry weed.

RE: mystery weed - North Florida, summer weed

Thanks, tyrlych! I have given you credit for identifying it.

Do you happen to recognize the following weed? It has been easier to control, and is kind of attractive.

RE: mystery weed - North Florida, summer weed

Hi mudsnake,
Thanks for credit!
Your next mystery looks familiar but nothing certain comes to mind. I will create a topic on the Name That Plant forum and give there a link to your question.
Oh, nearly forgot: your "yellow spreader" is Calyptocarpus vialis.

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