Plant Identification

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by FordManKubotaDreamer, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. FordManKubotaDreamer

    FordManKubotaDreamer LawnSite Member
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    I was asked by my aunt if I could weed her landscaping and put in new mulch. This is what has overtaken her flowerbeds. Do any of you know what this is or what kills it. Any help would be appreciated. Also the flowerbeds are filled with tulips. She said she has fought with this stuff for years and it just grows back. (Hopefully The Pictures Work) :)

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  2. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    Wild onion or wild garlic. Wait until the tulips are gone for the season and treat with Roundup with plenty of Spreader Sticker. Be careful not to get the roundup on any desirable plants.
     
  3. FordManKubotaDreamer

    FordManKubotaDreamer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    I always though wild onions and garlic were taller. These plants are only 6" tall and are about 1/8" around. I don't know though, you might be right.
     
  4. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    Crush it and smell it if it's garlic or onion, you'll know. Even if its not I would treat it the same.
     
  5. Turbo cut

    Turbo cut LawnSite Member
    from ohio
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    i believe that they are wild onions.
     
  6. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They may be Chives.
     
  7. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
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    I believe that they are Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum variety). They are wild and rowdy spreaders and have very pretty star-shaped white flowers later in the season. They are very aggressive and easy to dig out to get rid of 'em. Or you can nuke 'em.
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Salad Dressing.
     

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