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Date Photo Taken: July 15, 2011
Location: Athens, GA
Posted By: ColeGarden


I have 3 of these that have come in my flower bed.


  1. greg howland Unregistered says:

    i don’t know what it is but dig it up, get all stolons and seal in plastic and throw it in garbage can or burn it. i have been fighting this weed in my zoysia yard for 6 years(it came in with the sod)and havn’t found anything that will kill it, it is very hardy and prolific–please help!!!!
    would love name of weed and best herbicide to use on it in zoysia.

    July 16th, 2011 at 8:04 pm
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Eclipta. http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/eclpr.htm

    July 16th, 2011 at 8:31 pm
  3. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Greg, I bet the problem weed in your zoysia is virginia buttonweed. At first glance the two may look similar but that is where the similarities end. Controlling eclipta is a cake walk compared to buttonweed. Check out this Q&A link on Walters site. http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/virginia-buttonweed-control/
    Also check this link on Walters site for some more info on Buttonweed. http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/stubborn-weed/
    Let us know it that looks more like the bugger your dealing with.

    July 22nd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

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