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Please ID This Weed

Posted by CPTK 66441 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 30, 13 at 16:24

I am in NE Kansas, Zone 5. Soil is extremely clayey due to new construction. This particular weed has taken over a large part of my back yard. I'm trying to stay organic so I need to know what the weed is rather than just dumping broadleaf herbicide on it.


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Any chance of a clear pic of the foliage? Any info on flowers? Looks like this one may have been mowed off earlier?

hortster


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Yeah, it got mowed last week. I should have taken a picture before I mowed it, but I just had the thought to post the picture yesterday.

Picture is with my phone. I'll take a picture with the camera and post it soon.


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Pic 1


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Here's one that didn't get mowed. I am fairy certain this is the same weed, but I'm not 100%.


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Pic 3


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Pic 4


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Compare to netseed lambsquarters (aka pitseed goosefoot), Chenopodium berlandieri. The picture of the plant by the fence is very similar.

hortster


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Well, I ended up taking it to the extension office and they said it was kochia. It's an annual, so I'm not sure if I should bother to pull them up to prevent seeding. The extension office said they already dropped many seeds, so maybe I'll just let them die over the winter.


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Speaking from a position of complete ignorance of your region I do not think the plant in pic.2 is the same as the others. It looks like regular Chenopodium album.


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All pictures except #3 are kochia, #3 is lambsquarters.


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I assume you mean number 2. 1, 3, 4 are the same individual.


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