pesky weed in garden!

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Date Photo Taken: 04/26/2013
Location: Dadeville, Alabama
Posted By: stsimpson

Notes:

came in unclean topsoil; has overgrown everything including dwarf gardenia and mondo grass. clean out now, but keeps coming back, Round up kills surface part, but it comes back.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    The top one looks like Florida Betony and the other looks like wisteria. Both would be hard to eliminate. Try Roundup Concentrate mixed at 3 oz per gallon.

    May 4th, 2013 at 8:13 pm
  2. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    Yep. Bobby is right I think. Here’s a good image of Fla Betony roots. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.caes.uga.edu/applications/publications/files/html/C867-11/images/C867-11-3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id%3D7648&h=284&w=315&sz=119&tbnid=12aCL6Tde8CLVM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=100&zoom=1&usg=__ISp3akZYn99lw92K_MLmCP5-p28=&docid=Nl3W6qZGFKhTWM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=5BmHUdOZMpSk8QSmwYCgBw&sqi=2&ved=0CDwQ9QEwBA&dur=215

    May 5th, 2013 at 10:49 pm
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    You can eat the tubers of your rattlesnake weed…. They taste pretty good raw… I haven’t tried cooking them.

    I’ve successfully killed rattlesnake weed (stachys floridana) by covering the entire patch with old wall to wall carpet, and leaving it in place for a coupla years.
    Say good-bye to the plants that have been over-run by this menace, they can’t be salvaged.

    That wisteria looks like the native type…
    http://www.namethatplant.net/plantdetail.shtml?plant=1674

    Might be worth keeping…

    May 8th, 2013 at 9:14 am

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