strange weed found in my mulch beds

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by firedude26, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. firedude26

    firedude26 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 269

    this weed someone said it was called "DRAGON WEED" , i googled it and found nothing. anyway it grows in the mulched beds at one of our jobs and i used round up or prosecute on it and nothing seems to kill this. you can pull it but it is made up of small pieces, like a chain, when you pull it is breaks off in 3/4" pieces and root is still in ground.
    Any idea of name?

    Thanks in advance as always...................
     
  2. ampeg76

    ampeg76 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    i believe most will need a photo for proper i.d.
     
  3. jose85

    jose85 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    nutsedge ?
     
  4. firedude26

    firedude26 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 269

    i will have to get one, i know it would help but i am hoping for someone to give an idea or they might have same problem,

    thanks
     
  5. firedude26

    firedude26 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 269

    nope that isnt it,
    thanks
     
  6. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Horsetail (Equistem) is what it sounds like to me.
     
  7. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Posts: 118

    Kate's got to be right. I've never heard them called Dragon Weed, but I've heard Horsetail, Horsetail Fern, and Rat Tail Cane. Google Equisetum hyemale
     
  8. firedude26

    firedude26 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 269

    that is it, now how do i get rid of it? i have used round up, but with no luck, you pull on it and it breaks easily and the regrows. i have it no where except in mulch bed on job that i mulched. It must of been in mulch.
     
  9. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Not labeled but Spotlight kicks it.
     
  10. David Hartzog

    David Hartzog Banned
    Posts: 532

    dig it up 2to4 inch get all dirt attached and shack if you see a nut up got nutsedge and if you don't stop is it spraeds.

    next post a link.
     

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