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  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 08 / 2020

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Chamblee

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Teala

Notes:

These 2 grow in my friendsÕ nice grass. She and her husband want to identify them and have your advice on how to get rid of them! May be weeds-not sure! Thanks!

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Hi Jim, thank you for your kind words! I’ll try my best to answer your question since both appear to look alike. Some of the diagnostic keys are: – Penny wort flowers are yellowish and a hint of purple. – Pennywort leaves , according to sources often have five to seven shallow lobes around the edge. – Ground ivy leaves are opposite and has hairy upper surface. – Ground ivy flowers are funnel shaped with blue to lavender. Best wishes to you Jim! Laura

    May 15th, 2020 at 3:11am

  • Jim Underwood Green Thumb says:

    Hi Laura, I very much appreciate your identification skills. How does one differentiate between the ground ivy and pennywort? The leaves seem very similar.

    May 14th, 2020 at 9:09am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Sorry, I didn’t see all your posts when I logged on; it showed an unanswered post. Changing mine to: ‘Agreeing with Dichondra, possible D. carolinensis)

    May 14th, 2020 at 1:50am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Bottom photo – Maybe a species in the pennywort (Hydrocotyle)? Possible lawn marshpennywort (H. sibthorpioides)? Control method for pennywort/dollarweed is in the above given link from Walter’s website. Link for lawn marshpennywort’s images. Check it out and see if you have a match. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=2354

    May 12th, 2020 at 11:04pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Top photo – Maybe a species in the Dichondra genus? Possible Carolina ponysfoot (D. carolinensis)? Check out Walter’s link for control method. Best wishes! https://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/creeping-charlie-vs-pennywort-dollarweed-vs-dichondra-identification/

    May 12th, 2020 at 11:21pm

  • Dwayne A Apprentice says:

    The first one looks like Kidneyweed (“Dichondra”). The second looks like Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea). Here’s one possible source of advice for removing them: https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-kill-creeping-charlie-2131200

    May 12th, 2020 at 11:46am

  • Jim Underwood Green Thumb says:

    Dichondra and Ground Ivy

    May 12th, 2020 at 9:36am

  • Jim Green Thumb says:

    Top picture: Dichondra Bottom picture: Ground Ivy

    May 12th, 2020 at 9:05am

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