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Weed #3.... please help me identify this, and how do I get rid of it?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by True Colors, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. True Colors

    True Colors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    This is a bermuda lawn. It has never had this type of weed before. However, there is a pretty good size outbreak of it now.

    One thing that is strange...... this weed has been growing in the cold weather..... it started coming up in january and february when it has been 30 or 40 degrees outside.

    I am posting 3 pictures of this weed for you...... one is far away, the other is closer up, and then the last one is super close.

    Please help!.... thanks!!! :)


    photo one..... far away


    photo two.... closer up

    photo three..... super close up

  2. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    looks like Geum....does it have a yellow, orange or red flower? if the flowers are pink or purple, it could be perennial gerannium.
  3. Skipster

    Skipster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    Henbit. If you pick it up, you'll see it has square stems. It is very common to see in dormant bermudagrass. It's a classic winter annual -- it germinates in the fall, grows during the winter, and dies in the spring/summer.

    Easily treatable with any number of 3-way mixes or with most SU herbicides.
  4. Mike A

    Mike A LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Looks like Henbit to me also.
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  5. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    You guys are correct
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,573

    Easier to kill when young--like, for instance--last fall. Very common in early spring. Mowing will help.
  7. True Colors

    True Colors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    @skipster and everyone else.....

    It is definitely henbit. Thank you for your knowledge.

    I use Scotts products for pretty much everything. Their website says that this weed can be killed by using either one of their "weed b gon" products(crabgrass control or southern lawns).

    I will treat this weed and see what happens.

    Thanks again!


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