Trying to identify a weed ~ Detailed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by studio, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. studio

    studio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Hello all, sorry i dont have pics, but will be detail.

    Location- southeastern michigan

    Its a vine looking weed. Growing underground and poping up everywhere until the whole lawn is covered.

    Has pinkish purple buds that come when not mowed for more then around 5 days.

    Will have 1 main root coming up with about 3-6, 8"-15" vines. leaves are 1" apart that are the shape of a "trench shovel" (3cm out and 1cm wide and pointy)

    From what i remember this is a hard weed to kill, but the name is slipping my mind, any help?

  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are they like spade shaped leaves? Are they sort of waxy and shiny?
  3. studio

    studio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    yes and no,

    ever seen a "trench shovel" ?

    from the vine, it has about another 1cm of stem then the "trench shovel"
    {imagine a shovel, then extent it by 7"}

    but it has two mini parts of the leaf by the stem, about 4mm, that point out like horns.

    {trying to get pics uploaded right now, upgraded to the new treo phone, yet 30x harder to get pics emailed, go figure}

    like i said, my buddy works for scotts (a huge lawn care company {atleast in MI}) and it sounds like something he mentioned that they actually couldnt even kill but only contain. Then again they have to be cautious so they dont burn a lawn and have to re-sod.

    Thanks for the response, ANY help GREATLY appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *EDIT* not waxy or shiny in any way. pickish/purple sprouts are 1.5-2cm long, Buds start as 3mm spades (like any flower.)
  4. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Sounds like Purslane.

  5. studio

    studio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for the reply, but not even close. More "Viny", "skiny". Plus no pinkish flowers or buds.

    although, i do have those i think in the cracks in my driveway though. more "thicker" vine then im discribing.

    AGAIN, THANKS!!!!! For the reply, i have googled/googled image my fingers bloody!!!!

  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    sounds like morning glooreis (sp?) i had to pull up so much of that stuff and then 4-5 days later it back again
  8. studio

    studio LawnSite Member
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  9. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Not positive but I think I got good control of bindweed with Lesco Momentum (the formulation from 2 years ago) Bindweed is on the label.

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