What weed is this?

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Date Photo Taken: 7/14/2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: atlsky


It popped up a about a month ago, and it is very invasive. Now it is everywhere. I sprayed Ortho’s Weed B Gon, the rest of the weeds are dying the next day, but this week stays the same. How do I kill it? Appreciate any help!


  1. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    These are spurges, perhaps two different types. No matter, they are controlled with Weed-B-Gon or Round Up. A pre-emergent such as Preen will help prevent it if applied early enough (probably April) but I recommend hand-cultivating around your Dianthus or other desirable plants to prevent chemical injury.

    July 15th, 2011 at 11:12 am
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Prostrate spurge. If you sprayed it with weed b gon it’s a dead man walking! Be patient sometimes spurges are slow to give up the ghost. http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/prostrate-spurge-identification/

    July 15th, 2011 at 11:14 am
  3. Byron Unregistered says:

    Thanks a lot. Maybe my Weed B Gon left there for a long time and is losing its effect. I ended up hand pulling them. When the stem is broken, some white milky stuff came out, sticky.

    July 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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