I Hate This Weed

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Dreams, May 11, 2006.

  1. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    Can y'all help me out on an ID here? It's a booger in St Aug and coming on hard in Houston. It has a woody stem if that helps.


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  2. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    dayflower...kill it with 2 apps of atrazine or prompt
     
  3. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    Its not dayflower (or Estelle whatever) but it does look like it. The best I have ever done on Dayflower was yellow it some.
     
  4. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
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    I'm pretty sure it IS dayflower. There are many differnent species of dayflower that can become weeds in yards/gardens. Look up Commelina. That's the genus. Would have to see the flower to be more specific.
     
  5. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks a lot like Buttonweed and I used to battle it in St. Aug. in Houston as well. Does it seem to grow in low areas or spots with poor drainage?
     
  6. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Posts: 118

    Buttonweed has oppostie leaves. Dayflower for sure.
     
  7. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    BUTTONWEED???
    thats spreading dayflower....
    ive also used quicksilver. The only thing is it is a contact. Prompt has worked best for me
     
  8. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    Thanks all... I see what I call Dayflower is differnet from what I see here. Thats for the correction.

    Vegomatic...we always called this "Memorial Weed" cuz thats where we always saw it...in Memorial. Now I have it out here on the Katy Prairie. Atrazine, Atrazine with Trimec and Manor is what I have tried so far. It is now too hot for any trimec. I have never used Quicksilver.
     
  9. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    hmm.. i would have guessed that it was a species of wandering jew, which is more like a good fill in plant for areas where everythign else is hard to grow.
     
  10. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    I have heard one type of what I am seeing called that, too.
     

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