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Date Photo Taken: Jan. 20111
Location: Butts County, GA
Posted By: Wooly


These weeds / plants came up in one of our food plots that did not do well from lack of rain for so long after we planted. This plant grows very flat and close to the ground. Location is Butts County, GA.
Also what might we need to get rid of it or control it?
Conyers, GA


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    A number of winter annuals and perennials can be observed beginning to grow on bare ground areas at this time of year. My guess on your weed would be a cud weed variety. Here is a pretty neat on line hand book http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/questex/weedguide/index.php?startid=3#/0
    Also see this older post on Walters site regarding shiny cudweed
    Are these food plots for human or animal consumption?

    January 7th, 2011 at 11:08 am
  2. Russell Camp Unregistered says:

    I suspect this is in the Compositae family. It looks like a weed that will have a dandelion-like flower that becomes the customary ‘puff ball’ if allowed to persist into the spring. To control it, apply a broad leaf weed control like Weed-B-Gon or similar. Just make sure it is compatible with what you have planted in the food plot, if anything. Just read the label and it should tell you everything you need to know.

    January 9th, 2011 at 8:41 pm
  3. Wooly Unregistered says:

    The food plot is for wild game, deer, turkey etc.
    Thanks for your research. We will work on eradicating this plant.

    January 14th, 2011 at 9:38 am

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