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Name this weed please

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by wooley99, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    Attached is a weed that is rampant in my NW Florida yard and beds. For the last two years I wasn't around to put pre-m down at the right times. I'm hoping this stuff won't be back next year but I don't know what it is. Any ID help would be greatly appreciated.



  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Not sure, but you can try www.weedalert.com, also I would think most any semi-selective broadleaf weed killer should take care of it.
  3. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 520

    It almost looks like some type of Locust sapling.....but I doubt it.
  4. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 898

    kinda looks like crown vetch
  5. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    looks like locust.. is there a large tree in that area that has the same leaf? if so it is locust..
  6. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    sorry- not phylanthus- if the leaves are somewhat leathery its chamberbitter.
  8. turfmann

    turfmann LawnSite Platinum Member
    from PRM
    Posts: 4,536

    I thought crown vetch too, but in Florida? I though it was a cool season plant. In the third photo, which is out of focus, there are structures at the base of the petiole that should be proof positive of indentification.
  9. bblawncare

    bblawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    If the fruit is green and warty and attached to the underside of the branch without a stalk then it is Chamberbitter (Gripeweed, Niruri, Leafflower) and it is a summer annual. If the fruit is smooth and attached on long stalks then it is Phyllanthus (perennial). The blurry pic of the fruit looks more like chamberbitter.
  10. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116


    We see that weed in my area as well.

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