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Old 04-06-2013, 03:58 PM
atpackard atpackard is offline
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Help Identify Weed

Getting started on the lawn at our new house and think this forum is great! Please help me to identify this weed and any solutions for getting it out of my lawn. Thank you in advance!!

I think the pictures should be attached?
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:11 PM
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Looks like purple dead nettle. Make sure you pull it up and get the roots or it has the tendency to regrow.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:25 PM
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Go to lowes or Home Depot. But ortho weed b gone. The dial and spray canister that you fill with the liquid concentrate should work good. Or you could get the premix that hooks to the hose
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:27 PM
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That's just henbit. Will die soon with the heat. It's a little hard to kill with Chems at this time of year
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:35 PM
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I agree it's henbit and will die soon. Use a pre emergent to prevent it next year.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:42 AM
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Does MA get heat like NC??? how long will this stuff grow in the northeast???

To me it looks like a whole bunch of catnip...
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:34 PM
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Looks like purple dead nettle.
It is ..... it is NOT henbit.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:42 PM
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Kiril, after taking another look, you are correct. Same family, both mint like plants, and both can be killed with the same chemical. They are often seen as the same when you are identifying weeds BC of all of the similarities.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:47 PM
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The first pic is the key to identifying it correctly. What is the distinguishing feature?
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:31 PM
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The first pic is the key to identifying it correctly. What is the distinguishing feature?
Uhhhh, I'll take a shot..........Henbit has heart-shaped leaves with scalloped edges. The Purple Dead Nettle has triangular shaped leaves that grow in a big clump.
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