Invasive Weeds

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Date Photo Taken: August 3, 2011
Location: Scottdale, GA
Posted By: scooterchel


These two weeds keep popping up everywhere in my grass, driveway and garden beds. What are they? And what is the best way to control them?


  1. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    Scooterchel, the top photo is a little cucurbitous vine that makes fruit that looks like teeny tiny watermelons. I think Walter has called the name before, but I can’t recall it at the moment. The bottom photo looks like a seedling or a ‘grow back’ of a black gum, or Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica). In a lawn situation these can be treated with a broad-leaf weed killer like Weed-B-Gon. Read the label carefully because there are limitations on spraying it when the temperature gets above 85 or 90.

    August 10th, 2011 at 9:46 pm
  2. stone Unregistered says:

    The top vine looks like yellow passionflower (Passiflora lutea), not necessarily a weed, as the fruit is edible, and the vine is a butterfly host plant.
    I agree on the tupelo tree, but disagree on the solution. Could be you need a tupelo tree there, to attract our feathered friends.

    October 18th, 2011 at 8:36 am

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