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Old 04-18-2013, 09:52 AM
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Help identifying weed

Hello all. Would like to see if someone could help identifying a weed that seems to be sprouting up this spring. I did not have this the previous years, and it is only coming up on one side of the house (which has the most shade).

I live on the panhandle in Florida and have centipede grass. I did not apply any pre-m or any selective weed control. Thanks for any help or information

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:00 PM
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I suspect annual bluegrass, Poa annua.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:05 PM
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Help identifying weed

Second Poa.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:40 PM
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Bittercress is a second guess. Can't tell without the bottom leaves.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:33 PM
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i was thinkin poa- annua before riggle said it. and he knows what hes talking about so i would listen to him. post the entire weed
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:50 PM
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Poa Annua because bittercress's seed is more in length and cylindrical. You touch a stalk of bittercress and you can be assure of getting one shot up in your eye.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:56 AM
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Poa Annua because bittercress's seed is more in length and cylindrical. You touch a stalk of bittercress and you can be assure of getting one shot up in your eye.
True, and sticky. Hard to get off my mower deck. Bad weed.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:20 AM
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Second Poa.
Thanks everyone for all of the help. Looking at photos, it does look like annual bluegrass. I can get more photos, but is suppose to be a nasty rainy day here. From reading more on it, it can spread easy but does not tolerate heat. So once temperatures get 80+ it should hopefully die off, is that accurate? Should I even worry about applying any sort of postemergence?

Doug1980 - Just saw your location. I'm in Crestview as well, small world. I'm in the southern area south of I-10 off Live Oak Church
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:23 AM
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I live just off of PJ behind the daycare center but work out of niceville. Poa will die if it ever stays warm. Certainty works well on it if you can't wait for it to die. Our timing was off this year for it and it exploded on some of our customers.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:29 AM
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I live just off of PJ behind the daycare center but work out of niceville. Poa will die if it ever stays warm. Certainty works well on it if you can't wait for it to die. Our timing was off this year for it and it exploded on some of our customers.
I know exactly where you are, maybe 5min away from me. Just took a tour of that daycare for my daughter. This weed has seem to sprout big time in my neighborhood as well this year. I'll wait to see if it dies off when/if it ever gets warm here.
Doug - On an unrelated note, my yard is starting to green up real nice but I have some carry over yellowing in some areas of my lawn. Would you recommend iron supplementation to help this? I just applied a 15-0-15 fertilizer this week. Not sure if the yellowing is a nitrogen or iron deficiency, but it is really annoying me already this year.
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