weed id ?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by befnme, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i ran across this weed earlier this season in another lawn .i cant remember the name of it . i think i remember the co op telling me to use manage on it but i dont realy remember. it has a woody exterior and in hard to pull out . also this lawn is very wet constantly (top soil on top of a clay foundation) . can yall id this weed and give a chemical suggestion ?
     
  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    forgot the pic, here you go.

    weed id 001.jpg
     
  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i'm gonna' guess spurge.
     
  5. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
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    it looks like carpetweed to me
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    from envy's link i am gonna say it is spurge . looks like you were right jeffex . thanks guys.
     
  8. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
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    spurge has opposite leaves this one doesn't I still say it's carpetweed
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Some of the spurges and lespedezas are hard to tell apart in pictures.
    Really the are a similar plant in a lot of ways.
    Both are hard to get rid of too because varieties of both share that woody root.
    That's harder work for herbicides, and if you pull it, the root stem breaks and it comes back.

    Judging from your description of the site (always wet) my gut-guess was Korean Lespedeza.
     
  10. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    After seeing the link by Envy I'd say its Lespedeza...but my fist guess would have been knotweed
     

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