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    08 / 23 / 2020

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    Cassandra Coakley


Very invasive weed popping up all over my lawn and now making its way into my flower beds. The root can be as large as a nickel in diameter and connects multiple plants. If I pull one, several more pop up in itsÕ place within the next day or two. Very fast growing!. What is this and how can I get rid of it? This is the first year weÕve had it and I suspect it may be related to the trees we had taken out last summer. We ground the stumps but left the roots. Thanks for your help!


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Thank you so much for the update, glad you had identified the “Invasive Weeds”.
    Best wishes!

    August 29th, 2020 at 11:54pm

  • Cassandra Coakley Registered says:

    After your responses, we started looking at trees with sprouts/suckers and determined that the weeds were actually Eastern Cottonwood saplings! These came from the root systems of the poplars that we cut down. Thank you for your input!

    August 25th, 2020 at 8:52pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Can you show us closeup of the stem, base of the plant. The leaves from this distance to my eyes looks like those of Persicaria orientalis (kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate) & the Himalayan knotweed (Persicaria wallichii) ? But I’m only speculating. If this isn’t a match. please resubmit with photos of mentioned details above. Best wishes!

    August 24th, 2020 at 10:49pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    same advice as here

    Crapemyrtle – Sprouts in Lawn

    August 24th, 2020 at 11:52am

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