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mjlcare
04-07-2008, 06:21 PM
i cant find out what this weed is and i sprayed today so hopefully it will help but i still would like to know what the weed is

mjlcare
04-07-2008, 07:02 PM
any help would be great

mjlcare
04-07-2008, 08:29 PM
no one know what kind of weed this is

RAlmaroad
04-07-2008, 08:37 PM
no one know what kind of weed this is

I'm not from Fl., but I did look up a link for you to check. Here it is:
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/weeds_common.html
Go through each of those and ID it and get back.

mjlcare
04-07-2008, 09:44 PM
i looked through that whole list and couldnt find any

Shades of Green LService
04-07-2008, 10:00 PM
My guess would be, Bedstraw(catchweed). Looks like you have some red thread as well.

mjlcare
04-07-2008, 10:51 PM
not catchweed

cgaengineer
04-07-2008, 10:53 PM
Kinda looks like 4' oclocks, but I'm not sure.

mjlcare
04-07-2008, 11:12 PM
not those either, maybe i have a new species of weed

PHS
04-07-2008, 11:22 PM
I don't know what it is but I've seen them before. Often times the "unidentifyable" weed is a tree or shrub seed sprout so they're not really a typical weed and you won't find them in the standard weed lists.

mjlcare
04-07-2008, 11:32 PM
i dont know that what it looks like to me too but the stems on them arent hard there very soft and have a root system like a tube system but i sprayed today so hopefully there gone soon , but i have seen them spreading in the other yards , but they havnt gone to any of my other accounts

mjlcare
04-08-2008, 11:03 AM
any help would be appreciated

mjlcare
04-08-2008, 03:09 PM
any more help

Frank Fescue
04-08-2008, 03:12 PM
clear cut case of Jericho Splorch. its a small tree that usually grows in very warm climates. drawf varieties exist in the southern us.

mjlcare
04-08-2008, 03:19 PM
clear cut case of Jericho Splorch. its a small tree that usually grows in very warm climates. drawf varieties exist in the southern us.

i looked for that on google and couldnt find what that was

Frank Fescue
04-08-2008, 03:22 PM
i looked for that on google and couldnt find what that was

why wiould you look on google? i told you what it was. you could have saved time by going out and purchasing the proper control products this whole time, but instead you wish you self educate. :rolleyes:


this is why so many people go out of business.

44DCNF
04-08-2008, 03:26 PM
looks like milkweed

mjlcare
04-08-2008, 04:16 PM
why wiould you look on google? i told you what it was. you could have saved time by going out and purchasing the proper control products this whole time, but instead you wish you self educate. :rolleyes:


this is why so many people go out of business.

no thats why people stay in the business and when you tell me something that i have never heard of then how in the hell am i suppose to treat it, answer that. i went to google to try to learn about what it actually was. and when google doesnt have any replies to what you told me i come back to ? you and see if you know what your talking about !!!!!!!!

ted putnam
04-08-2008, 04:36 PM
Some are here to help...some to hinder

mjlcare
04-08-2008, 04:38 PM
Some are here to help...some to hinder

that guy was just being a real a$$, i want to get rid of them and i need some help.

ted putnam
04-08-2008, 05:13 PM
that guy was just being a real a$$, i want to get rid of them and i need some help.

I don't know what they are. They could be almost anything as far as I know. When I have run into something I couldn't identify and no matter what I do I can't figure out what it is, I always worry more about getting rid of it more than what it actually is. Metsulfuron(manor) is a safe bet. When it first came out it was put out by Scott's and it was called DMC., which stood for Dicot Monocot Control. It works on almost every broadleaf weed I know of and it's safe for St. Aug. My suggestion is to use that. It should take it out...good luck

mjlcare
04-08-2008, 05:15 PM
i called massey out to see if they could heplp me out since they are who i refer my clients too. so hopefully i will know what it is and i may just have them spray it

vegomatic40
04-08-2008, 05:20 PM
It almost looks like Buttonweed but certainly isn't. Is it beneath a tree(s) ? Maybe a seedling of some type.

mjlcare
04-08-2008, 05:22 PM
no thats what bugs me its just out in the middle of the dang yard not trees

Ric
04-08-2008, 07:09 PM
mjlcare

I am not good with pictures and I believe this weed has been mowed, taking off any flower that might help ID it. Therefore I will take a couple of guess.

Purselane speedwell

Florida Pusley

44DCNF
04-08-2008, 08:21 PM
Ric, I don't think the veins match pusley. It is definitely not speedwell/purslane.

MJ you maybe missed my post earlier. Snap a stem or leave and see if it puts out a milky substance. Look up milkweed, common milkweed, butterfly weed.

PHS
04-08-2008, 10:12 PM
I think it might be aligator weed. I saw it on a property today and it was light colored like the pictures you have. Most of the time around here it's darker green.

I found this pic of a lighter green sample that looks like yours and what I saw today,

http://bc4weeds.tamu.edu/weeds/aquatic/alligatorweed.html

http://sid.fcla.edu/mrsid/bin/show.pl

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/alphpic.html

The darker green leaf color is more what I typically see. If you can't identify it when it still small, put it in a pot and grow it out and then you'll be able to positively identify it.

Actually it doesn't look like the second link is working. When you open the third link click on the UF herbarium link (that's what it was supposed to be) and zoom it in, it looks pretty close to what you have

mow2nd
04-08-2008, 11:45 PM
Looks like baby trees to me. Maybe a Willow oak or a Pin oak.

Nredo
04-09-2008, 01:45 AM
Looks like Virginia Buttonweed

44DCNF
04-09-2008, 02:12 PM
The weed in question

44DCNF
04-09-2008, 02:13 PM
virginia buttonweed

44DCNF
04-09-2008, 02:16 PM
milkweed seedling

44DCNF
04-09-2008, 02:18 PM
milkweed with flowers forming

44DCNF
04-09-2008, 02:27 PM
I am putting some pictures together here in the thread so they can be compared.

...another young milkweed.

44DCNF
04-09-2008, 02:45 PM
Get yourself a 4X and 15X lupe, MJ. It is a valuable tool in identifying weeds and pests. As Ric says it is hard sometimes to tell from pictures, but I grow asclepias in the garden and am almost positive you have a variety of it in the lawn there. I have tuberosa which has bright orange flowers and is commonly called butterfly weed. There are over 100 varieties of milkweed so don't expect any of the images to match up 100%. Again, snap a stem and leaf and see if it secretes a sticky white sap. If so, you have milkweed.

The alligator weed does look very much like it and it would seem the root structure is similar also, since it says it forms a spreading mat of roots. This is similar to how the milkweed anchors itself. I still think it more closely resembles milkweed, but I could be wrong.
Did you get my pm MJ?

ffemt1271
04-09-2008, 03:10 PM
that looks like a little oak tree, pull it up easy and see if there is a acorn still attatched to the roots

outsideimage1
04-09-2008, 03:52 PM
By looking at the pictures of the milk weed, I would say that it is either Milkweek or a
Willow Oak sapling.

olive123
04-09-2008, 09:09 PM
those are common here in S. Fla I always find them in over wet areas. Atrazine
yellows and eradicates it.