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What is this..?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by godjwood, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. godjwood

    godjwood LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 137


    Any idea what this weedy grass is? Just sprouting now in the Northeast.

  2. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    Wild Onion?

    Take a taste.
  3. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    I'm not sure what it is, but its not wild onion. Wild onion does not grow in clumps like that.
  4. tombo82685

    tombo82685 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    cant really tell from that, but if the grass has like white line in the middle and like a hollow inside part of the blade Its star of bethlehem. I know what your talking about though i see that everywhere, and around here its star of bethlehem.
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    It sure does.

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,343

    Looks like a flower to me coming up be fore the grass like a johnny jump up as my wife calls them
    Charles Cue
  8. grenskpr

    grenskpr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    grape hyisinths with the purple spike flower and lilly of the valley with the white bloom, both are a real biotch to supress, I've used Manor with MSO for pretty good control, They are short lived, one day you'll look up and they'll all be gone.... till next year.
  9. grass4gas

    grass4gas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    Wild crocus, or more commonly called Star of Bethlehem. It has a white flower. I use Chaser Ester on it. Seems to work.

    It may take a few years until you kill all of it. The bulbs that are in the soil are not controlled. The plant has to be growing...same rule of thumb as with wild onion and wild garlic.
  10. grenskpr

    grenskpr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    You are right I don't know why I called it lilly of the valley and Manor is labeled for this. The thing that's confusing to me is why you'll have one lawn infested with it and a neighbor or other nearby lawn with none, tough sell trying to explain that.

    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010

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