Weed ID help

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by okgrassguy, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. okgrassguy

    okgrassguy LawnSite Member
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    Need a little help to ID this weed

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    Its in my neighbors side yard and was trying to keep it from moving over
     
  2. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    Seen it before. Easy to kill. Liquid weed killer (weed n feed)
     
  3. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Posts: 118

    Definitely in the Brassicaceae (Mustard) family. There are many in that family that are very similar so it's hard to tell for sure. Check out Sibaria virginica (Rock Cress) or Cardamine sp. (Bitter Cress) In any case, it is a cool season annual. Weedeat or mow it before it seeds and you'll help keep next winter's population down. Or, better yet, add some of it's leaves to your salad and enjoy. Well, maybe not, but most of the mustard family plants have edible leaves. Good luck!
     
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks like chickweed to me.
     
  6. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look a lot like henbit.
     
  7. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
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  8. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds about right.

    That's what was called "little bittercress" in the weeds, insects and plant diseases class in college.

    Nice to kill before the seeds dry. They pop and shoot seeds in all directions.
     
  9. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yup, I concur. The primary leaves gave it away. And how true about the seed pods bursting open and spreading seeds everywhere. Though on a much smaller scale, it reminds me of the dried seed pods of California Poppies and how they would burst apart sometimes by just touching them.
     
  10. VWBOBD

    VWBOBD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    OBVIOUSLY NEVER SEEN HENBIT HAVE YOU?
     

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