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  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 06 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Dunwoody

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    sankeyh

Notes:

My back lot (1/2 acre) is overrun with this very fast growing plant, many are now over 6′ tall. It has a very shallow root system and is easily pulled out of the ground. What is it?

Comments

  • Harold Sankey Registered says:

    Jim, Thank you, that is it alright…Burnweed. www.friendsofthewildflowergarden.org/pages/plants/burnweed.html “The foliage has a pungent odor when crushed” It may have also solved another mystery, a recent washload of clothes came out of the dryer with a nasty smell. I had worn some in the yard while trying get rid of as many of these plants as I could.

    August 7th, 2014 at 12:51pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Looks like burnweed/pilewort.

    August 7th, 2014 at 12:47pm

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