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    10 / 08 / 2019

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    Mike Philips


Lobed leafs, stalk, branches tiny white flower. This plant grows quickly in a clear lawn from seeds in neighboring yard where plant grows to massive flower. Easy to pull up. Left alone, it grows to about 18″ and proliferates to form a dense “tumbleweed” like hedge of tiny white flowers. A. What is it? B. any known pre or post emergent herbicides effective? Thank you.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome Mike! Appreciate the feedback on the confirmed ID. Agree with your take on “fences” & neighbors :)! Best wishes! Laura

    October 16th, 2019 at 2:11am

  • Mike Philips Apprentice says:

    laura735, thank you very much for your help and the resource link. This weed is what I pull up and my neighbors let grow wild into huge sprays. I will put down Atrizine as a pre-emergent awaiting my neighbor’s next mowing and broadcast of seeds, lol I suppose that like “fences”, pre-emergents make for better neighbors. Regards, Mike

    October 15th, 2019 at 10:33am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe a species in the Parthenium genus? This could be the Santa Maria feverfew/famine weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). Check it out and see if you have a match. The included link below with information & control method for Parthenium weed. Best wishes!

    October 14th, 2019 at 7:09pm

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