Hateful weed

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Date Photo Taken: 04/09/2019
Location: Locust Grove, Ga
Posted By: jeanel dexter

Notes:

This plant with lavender flowers is a weed. It has spread through the yard. The problem is it gets spiky seeds that hurt when I step on them. I need a pet friendly was of killing weeds in half an acre.

COMMENTS

  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    see my website notes on burweed

    April 9th, 2019 at 2:14 pm
  2. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    “The lavender flowers” looks like Sherardia arvensis ( blue field-madder). Sorry, I’m not knowledgeable in organic herbicides to share. Maybe you could check with the experts from the second link for further help in organic herbicides method. Best wishes!
    Link for blue field-madder. Click on images to enlarge.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherardia

    April 16th, 2019 at 10:53 am
  3. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Information link on organic herbicides.

    http://ucnfanews.ucanr.edu/Articles/Feature_Stories/Organic_Herbicdes_-_Do_They_Work/

    April 16th, 2019 at 10:55 am
  4. Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Yes Laura! Although lawn burweed was described and obiviously something is a real pain in the pet later in the season this is field madder. Lawn burweed has an inconspicuous bloom. It turns into a spiny blankety blank that is totally unfriendly to bare feet or paws.
    I’ve been seeing more and more field madder for the last four or five years
    In the North central West Ga area I’ve found only three sites in over thirty years with lawn burweed. Those sites have all been in NE Carroll Co. Two of those sites were noted in the spring of 2017 and this spring.

    April 18th, 2019 at 10:45 pm

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