Help identify this weed

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ron mexico75, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can someone confirm what this is? I'm thinking its creeping charlie. Seems to be in a moist, shady, thin lawn area. Haven't seen any flowers and I asked the homeowner but they said they didn't see any flowers either. Maybe it already flowered and they didn't see them is what I/m thinking.

    Seems to be forming a dense spreading mat too.

    Here are some pics of the areas and a close up.

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  2. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    come on, anyone?
     
  3. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is this an unknown weed or you think it's creeping charlie?
     
  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
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    It goes by many names: Wild geranium and ground ivy are common but creeping charlie is right; if it is small. I used methsulfuron. But it is not that hard to control.
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ron, what part of the country ?
    I suspect creeping charlie, (ground ivy).
    Does it have square stems?
    Its a member of the mint family--should have a slight mint odor.
    Does it have above ground runners?
    hints of purple flowers coming soon?
     
  6. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry man, Zone 7, this house isn't close to me and I don't have the sample I pulled up.

    I didn't see any flowers while there and failed to check the shape of the stem.

    I'm going to hit it with some speedzone.
     
  7. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Could be Mallow also. Round stem and taproot?
     
  8. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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  9. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    Japanese hydrocotyle.
     
  10. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    If that weed is growing in a round cluster with creeping lateral stems with nodes, it may be mallow.
     

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