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Weed ID. What is this thing

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by maelawncare, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    Well i have been having a hell of time trying to control these things. I dont really do many lawns so I have to backpack it all. But this sucker just doesnt want to die and its spreading good in all my lawns. Kinda acts like clover just tougher. Only way i have seemed to be able to kill is to dang near spray roundup on it. At least I have to spray so hot that it kills all grass around it.

    It looks a lot like clover. But has a woody stalk. I am thinking it might be Lespedeza but im not for sure.


  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

  3. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    Nope defiantly not it. spurge is milky. This is like a bush. It is very woody. When it grows bigger it has a hard wood root.
  4. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    I may be wrong but I have known it as carpetweed.
  5. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

  6. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,531

    It is Lespedeza. Manor (metsulfuron) will kill it. If you don't have or can't use Manor, spike your 3-way/Trimec with Turflon ester(triclopyr). That should take care of it as well.
  7. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,159

    Yes, and cattle love it. Back when, we'd plant it for a hay crop.
  8. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    Ok thanks. I thought that was it but wasnt sure. And wasnt sure as to what would kill it. Im getting ready for my next round in a few weeks and wanted to make sure that what i sprayed would finally kill it.'

    Thank you.

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