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firedude26
06-06-2007, 08:20 PM
this weed someone said it was called "DRAGON WEED" , i googled it and found nothing. anyway it grows in the mulched beds at one of our jobs and i used round up or prosecute on it and nothing seems to kill this. you can pull it but it is made up of small pieces, like a chain, when you pull it is breaks off in 3/4" pieces and root is still in ground.
Any idea of name?

Thanks in advance as always...................

ampeg76
06-06-2007, 08:25 PM
i believe most will need a photo for proper i.d.

jose85
06-06-2007, 08:37 PM
nutsedge ?

firedude26
06-06-2007, 08:37 PM
i will have to get one, i know it would help but i am hoping for someone to give an idea or they might have same problem,

thanks

firedude26
06-06-2007, 08:39 PM
nutsedge ?

nope that isnt it,
thanks

Kate Butler
06-06-2007, 09:02 PM
Horsetail (Equistem) is what it sounds like to me.

phototropic1
06-06-2007, 09:35 PM
Kate's got to be right. I've never heard them called Dragon Weed, but I've heard Horsetail, Horsetail Fern, and Rat Tail Cane. Google Equisetum hyemale

firedude26
06-06-2007, 10:55 PM
Horsetail (Equistem) is what it sounds like to me.

that is it, now how do i get rid of it? i have used round up, but with no luck, you pull on it and it breaks easily and the regrows. i have it no where except in mulch bed on job that i mulched. It must of been in mulch.

tremor
06-06-2007, 11:02 PM
Not labeled but Spotlight kicks it.

David Hartzog
06-06-2007, 11:20 PM
dig it up 2to4 inch get all dirt attached and shack if you see a nut up got nutsedge and if you don't stop is it spraeds.

next post a link.

David Hartzog
06-06-2007, 11:22 PM
http://www.aces.edu/counties/Tallapoosa/weed-control/nutsedge.htm

firedude26
06-06-2007, 11:52 PM
http://www.aces.edu/counties/Tallapoosa/weed-control/nutsedge.htm

it is not nutsedge
i will try and get pic tomm.....