Please identify this weed?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jason72g, May 29, 2011.

  1. jason72g

    jason72g LawnSite Member
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    Growing in Sweetwater, TX (central Texas). Seems like it is wilting in the heat (100+) Growing in a bare spot in a well maintained st. augustine lawn. It looks kind of like st augustine, but more blue and the stems and stolons are fuzzy. The leaves are krinkly and smooth. All growing out of one central root system... Crabgrass?

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  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's not crabgrass. Possibly Goosegrass.
     
  3. jason72g

    jason72g LawnSite Member
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    I don't think it's goosegrass for the shear fact that it is very hairy... Isn't goosegrass sparcely hairy?
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  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks like 3 month old Crabgrass to me. It is a cousin to St Augustine if I remember right.
     
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    Yep, that's crabgrass. It's still young and just getting started.
     

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