Any ideas on what this is and can it be eliminated?

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Date Photo Taken: 05/08/2014
Location: Kennesaw, Ga
Posted By: morte73

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This plant grew over a fence from my neighbors garden. I keep trimming ti way down with the weedeater, but it is spreading. I also applied scotts weed max and weed and feed this year and it seems to have no impact on this plant. Is it possible to apply something to this plant and kill it without killing my grass?

COMMENTS

  1. bingo62 Registered says:

    I also want to know how to be rid if this or dies it make good hearty ground over?

    May 20th, 2014 at 6:57 pm
  2. Jim Roe Unregistered says:

    This is taking over my lawn. It might be good if all you wanted was this vine, but we hate it.

    May 22nd, 2014 at 2:13 pm
  3. Jim Unregistered says:

    Violets. See “green ivy/weed” submitted on site just 4 places ahead of you.

    May 23rd, 2014 at 10:50 am
  4. shannoncruey Leaf Lover says:

    They are violets. In the early spring they’ll give you a beautiful purple flowers. Then bugs eat the leaves into swiss cheese and they look terrible for a while, then they pop new leaves, etc.

    I use them as a border around landscape areas. They spread fast and can kinda be trained to keep to their space. When they get ugly I just run over em with the mower. They’ll come back.

    May 25th, 2014 at 9:15 am
  5. Kate Unregistered says:

    It looks more like creeping bell flower which is very invasive. Roots near the surface are thin and you think you have gotten them all when digging them out but they connect to large tubers about 6 inches farther down. Digging them out does not always work. Only thing that worked for me is Round-up. Spray the leaves, let sit for at least a week so it works its way down through the tubers. May need to be repeated to eradicate a large “infestation”.

    May 25th, 2014 at 2:46 pm
  6. Jim Unregistered says:

    I had never heard of creeping bellflower, so I did a search. Wikipedia says its botanical name is Campanula rapunculoides, which grows on stalks and has a spearhead-shaped leaf, neither of which applies to violets, which appear to be shown in morte73’s posting. Maybe there is another plant by that name? Do you know its botanical name?

    May 26th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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