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Help Identifying a Weed

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Dafury, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Dafury

    Dafury LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Hey All,
    I'm hoping the pros can point me in the right direction on this one. I haven't been able to figure this weed out. I'm military and returned from Afghanistan a couple of weeks ago. My absence through the spring, coupled with some pretty bad winter-kill/damage to the bermuda in my back yard meant my turf was in pretty rough shape when I got home. Fertilizer/water has the backyard improving...but I'm having issues with this one particular weed (pics attached...I think).

    Is this a broadleaf weed or a grassy weed? I can't even tell. It doesn't seem to grow very high, instead slowly expanding in as a circle. It is a very tight bunch. It didn't flinch when I sprayed the back yard with a heavy dose of spectracide weedstop...which makes me think it's a "grassy" weed.

    Anyone have any idea what it is? Are there any consumer-level herbicides that can be used against it in a Bermuda yard?



  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,460

    Virginia buttonweed,

    metsulfuron which marketed under various brand names is what I recommend

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