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Need weed help

Posted by Explorer040 NC (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 28, 12 at 17:32

I have three new weeds this fall/winter and I don't have any idea what they are!! Any help in identifying them would be appreciated. Here is the #1:

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Weed #2

Need weed help #3

Weed #3

Need weed help - further info

Located in southeast North Carolina and the lawn type is Bermuda. Thanks for your help!

RE: Need weed help

I'm surprised no one has responded as yet.

The first one is a narrow leaf plantain. You can dig out the plants, but be certain to get all the roots.

I'm not familiar with number two. But I suspect you can treat it the same way as #1.

As for the 3rd weed -- when you crush the leaves, does it smell like either garlic or onion? If either of those, they will b more challenging to get rid of. I suggest you contact you county's Extension Service office to learn what works in your region.

RE: Need weed help - more

I took another look at #3- If not smelling like either garlic or onion, it's likely nutgrass. (Let's hope it's not because that's a really tough one to eradicate.)

And to locate your county's Extension Service office, use this interactive map -

Here is a link that might be useful: locate your county's Extension Service office

RE: Need weed help

I disagree with the id of no.1 as Plantago lanceolata, which has parallel leaf veins and looks quite different IMO, but the method of dealing with it will be the same whatever it is.

RE: Need weed help

#3 - Maybe bahiagrass if you have that where you are. It also has a strong resemblance to Tradescantia, one of the spiderworts like T. virginiana or T. ohiensis.

RE: Need weed help

I see two weeds in #3. One is grassy and the other has very finely divided leaves.

The latter could be dog fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium). Try crushing the leaves and see if there is an odor.

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