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Can someone help identify!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by DarrenLumpkins, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. DarrenLumpkins

    DarrenLumpkins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I have no clue what type of weed this is. Have never seen it before.


  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Down here we call that horsenettle or dogfennell. That stuff grows in pastures and roadside wastelands. Unattended--poorly maintained soils--poor organic matter soils are blanketed with this stuff.
    When left unattended or mowed, this stuff will get 4-5 feet tall and the stem will need to be cust with a blade attachment on your line trimmer or brushhog..

    Is this lawn out in the country near pastures????
  3. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    I believe its Mare's tail, the weed that is escaping roundup, by becoming genetically resistant to RU. Broadleaf weed killer still kills it, though. Regional names don't matter much, but look up mare's tail, and see if I am right. Check this link: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/WEEDS/horseweed.html
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Dead Gummit'---I am going to chew out the U of A for not formally labelling these weed identification books more clearly........! I guess it all depends on what part of the continent you live on as to what something is called. Horseweed..........Horsenettle.....Dogfennell.............same weed! Different names! LOL!

    Thanks for watching my back Dave!
  5. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    that stuff doesnt only grow in pastures! ive got some up next to a building in my backyard where its kinda unattended where i started to get it ready to be turned into a bed and all the rain has me so backed up i havent had time. its really wet and ugly and grows alot around here in untreated areas!
  6. DarrenLumpkins

    DarrenLumpkins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks for the help and the replys.

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