Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by bullet » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:10 am

Suburban Jungle Life wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:55 am
@bullet I'm pretty sure you have star of bethlehem. That was my first response if you look back at the older post. It has a white line down the leaf and the leaf tends to be a little flatter and wider. Wild garlic and wild onion are round or oval and don't have a white stripe. All three do have bulbs though. Star of bethlehem is labelled to be controlled by sulfentrazone which is in the ingredients on the "roundup for lawns" which is why I recommended that specific product. Hope this helps.
Oh shoot, i'm sorry! I think I got overwhelmed by the list of chemicals in your post. At least now I can easily see the confusion between the three plants. Thanks for helping me.
The leaves are relatively straight and thin, closely resembling those of onions (Allium cepa) and garlic (Allium sativum) but without the strong smell associated with these plants.
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/rid-staro ... 03263.html

Either way, I'm glad it turned out being helpful to @jjepeto
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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by Suburban Jungle Life » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:15 am

bullet wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:10 am
Suburban Jungle Life wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:55 am
@bullet I'm pretty sure you have star of bethlehem. That was my first response if you look back at the older post. It has a white line down the leaf and the leaf tends to be a little flatter and wider. Wild garlic and wild onion are round or oval and don't have a white stripe. All three do have bulbs though. Star of bethlehem is labelled to be controlled by sulfentrazone which is in the ingredients on the "roundup for lawns" which is why I recommended that specific product. Hope this helps.
Oh shoot, i'm sorry! I think I got overwhelmed by the list of chemicals in your post. At least now I can easily see the confusion between the three plants. Thanks for helping me.
The leaves are relatively straight and thin, closely resembling those of onions (Allium cepa) and garlic (Allium sativum) but without the strong smell associated with these plants.
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/rid-staro ... 03263.html
Oh yeah. I forgot about the smell. That's another good way to help identify. Crush a leaf in your fingers and if it just smells of plant but not garlic or onion, that should help to ID it too.

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by jjepeto » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:47 am

Suburban Jungle Life wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:15 am
bullet wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:10 am
Suburban Jungle Life wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:55 am
@bullet I'm pretty sure you have star of bethlehem. That was my first response if you look back at the older post. It has a white line down the leaf and the leaf tends to be a little flatter and wider. Wild garlic and wild onion are round or oval and don't have a white stripe. All three do have bulbs though. Star of bethlehem is labelled to be controlled by sulfentrazone which is in the ingredients on the "roundup for lawns" which is why I recommended that specific product. Hope this helps.
Oh shoot, i'm sorry! I think I got overwhelmed by the list of chemicals in your post. At least now I can easily see the confusion between the three plants. Thanks for helping me.
The leaves are relatively straight and thin, closely resembling those of onions (Allium cepa) and garlic (Allium sativum) but without the strong smell associated with these plants.
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/rid-staro ... 03263.html
Oh yeah. I forgot about the smell. That's another good way to help identify. Crush a leaf in your fingers and if it just smells of plant but not garlic or onion, that should help to ID it too.
Ah, I was wrong. This is why I don't try to ID weeds. I think I have a few of these along with my onions and garlic patches. I thought it was just another type of onion. I was wondering why a few looked different. At least the discussion was helpful for everyone.

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by Suburban Jungle Life » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:04 am

jjepeto wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:47 am
Ah, I was wrong. This is why I don't try to ID weeds. I think I have a few of these along with my onions and garlic patches. I thought it was just another type of onion. I was wondering why a few looked different. At least the discussion was helpful for everyone.
I'm not great at identifying either but a few plants are a little easier to tell. I'm also not sure why star of bethlehem rarely gets any attention. It's always garlic or onion and that's what I seem to find on the web.

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Is this POA Triv?

Post by NoslracNevok » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:07 pm

There are just two in my hell strip/boulevard/parking strip, whatever you call it.

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Re: Is this POA Triv?

Post by Ware » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:41 pm

NoslracNevok wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:07 pm
There are just two in my hell strip/boulevard/parking strip, whatever you call it.

Racket for scale. The grass is KBG cut at 1/2 inch last fall/winter in St Louis. Pic taken Monday.

Picture of it.
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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by Aaront » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:00 pm

can anyone help me id this weed and how to kill it. tttf lawn
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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by social port » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 pm

@Aaront I believe that I see clasping auricles. AFAIK, clasping auricles means tall fescue (not TTTF), annual rye, or Quackgrass. Unfortunately, all three require glyphosate or hand-pulling, but annual rye will die off naturally if you wanted to go that route. I’m not certain on the ID, so best advice is to wait for a second opinion.

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by XiolaOne » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 pm

Weed or very stringy tttf?


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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by social port » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm

@XiolaOne Looks like you may have some grass coming up in the middle of the weed in pic 1, but that aside...looks like wild garlic or wild onion to me. Have a google image search to see what you think. Pull the plant apart and then give it a sniff.

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by XiolaOne » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:02 pm

Thanks. Look like it's wild garlic. I have it everywhere and don't remember getting it last year
social port wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
@XiolaOne Looks like you may have some grass coming up in the middle of the weed in pic 1, but that aside...looks like wild garlic or wild onion to me. Have a google image search to see what you think. Pull the plant apart and then give it a sniff.

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by g-man » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:48 pm

@NoslracNevok not POA t. You might need to pull it for better Id.

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by NoslracNevok » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:36 am

Thanks @g-man I decided to paint on some glyphosate. It's going to be a scrupulous operation.
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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by rlinkstevenson » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:04 am

Hi All,

I'm having trouble identifying this weed, and assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by bullet » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:01 am

social port wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
@XiolaOne Looks like you may have some grass coming up in the middle of the weed in pic 1, but that aside...looks like wild garlic or wild onion to me. Have a google image search to see what you think. Pull the plant apart and then give it a sniff.
hah, that's what I was thinking! Wild Onion / Garlic. I got confused with it on the previous page!

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by social port » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:42 am

Hey @XiolaOne adding a surfactant will help a lot with your effort to control.

@rlinkstevenson that is a tough ID for me. Annual rye can often have that purple color at the base, so I would start there. Check some pics to see what you think. If you post some close-up pics of the plant, that might help others evaluate its characteristics.

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by Jconnelly6b » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:04 am

@Aaront looks like KY31 fescue. Only option to hand pull (they have big root systems so leaves a decent hole) or paint with glypho.

@XiolaOne that's wild garlic. A regular 2 way herbicide (2-4-D, dicamba) will treat this. Get it early before it forms the bulb otherwise it will pop up again in the late fall.

@rlinkstevenson that sure looks like yellow nutsedge. Does the center stalk above the rootball feel triangular when you roll it in your fingers? If so it's nutsedge, and you should use something with sulfentrazone to treat.
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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by Jconnelly6b » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:06 am

Is this oxalis?
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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by Tc200 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:51 am

Not sure what this is but it popped up everywhere there was a bare spot over the winter. Hit it with Ortho for lawns yesterday since I'm away this week but guessing it will need some CCO, anyone id?

Clover like leaves forming a circle around a central flower with purplish stem.

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Re: Weed ID Thread - What is it and how do I kill it?

Post by Powhatan » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:22 am

@Tc200 and @Jconnelly6b those look very much like hairy bittercress

https://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/weeds-in ... ttercress/

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