Name this weed.....

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by WhiteRiverLawn, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. WhiteRiverLawn

    WhiteRiverLawn LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 60

    Can anyone identify this weed. I have about 1 acre to spray and this stuff is all over it. Want to make sure I have the best product for the specific weed so I don't have to respray the whole place 2 or even 3 times.

    It has a lead that looks like clover, but the stem is woody. No flowering that I know of. It has a persistent root system and it almost blanketing many areas of the lawn. This lawn is in the middle of the woods. The shade grass is thick and has been water and seeded many times over the years, but there have been very few broadleaf applications and this weed is the main concern for this customer.

    Well, I can only attach one pic at a time. So will post more pics in a replay

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  2. WhiteRiverLawn

    WhiteRiverLawn LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 60

    Here is another pic

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  3. WhiteRiverLawn

    WhiteRiverLawn LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 60

    And another pic

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  4. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lespadeeza. It's rampant here this year.

    Wish I could grow acres of it in my food plots.

    Alas, it only seems to show up in lawns when it's unwanted.
     
  5. WhiteRiverLawn

    WhiteRiverLawn LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 60

    Thanks for the reply. For some reason, I always tight lespadeeza grew taller, like alfalfa. I guess I might if this guy didn't mow his lawn.

    What is the best broadleaf control for it?
    Jeff
     
  6. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've found that it almost always takes two treatments of three way for me.
     
  7. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,436

    Not saying it's not but I've never seen lezpadeeza grow tall like that.

    On controlling it I use metsulfuron.
     
  9. WhiteRiverLawn

    WhiteRiverLawn LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 60

    Is the metsulfron safe over fine fescues?
     
  10. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,436

    Yes, but there are limits.
     

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