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Please help me identify this weed...

Discussion in 'Weeds' started by fspanther, May 26, 2019.

  1. May 26, 2019
    fspanther

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    We bought this house recently and the yard was severely neglected. This weed is taking over both front IMG_2345.JPG IMG_2347.JPG IMG_2348.JPG and back.. Please help me identify it and advise on some kind of control..THX!
     
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    Where are you? That would help identify. Is that hard-pack sandy soil? Is there a smell to the plant?
     
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    Oh, and welcome to TEG!
     
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    Thank You! No smell..I am in Fort Stockton , TX.. Soil is terrible...sandy..almost like caliche...i am trying to make improvements to the soil..I know it is a big part of the problem. But THIS particular weed is taking over, and choking out the little bermuda and fescue I have going..
     
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    Fspanther, welcome to the forum. Glad you joined. Is that spot of yellow one of its flowers? Can you get a close-up of the flower? Do you know what the seeds look like? How tall does it grow?

    @baymule Fort Stockton is a bit west of you but I can't think of anyone closer. And you can certainly commiserate on sand even if you can't identify that weed. Besides, you are fun to pick on.
     
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    yep...its a mess....there hasn't been any flowering at all of this..in the front or back..it grows low (about an inch or two off the ground) and spreads like crazy... we're(fort stockton) known for oil, natural gas, and caliche..
     
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    well...actually, maybe it grows higher, i don't know because I always mow it down..
     
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    That weed is called Poor Joe. My sheep love it, maybe you need sheep? :lol: It dies back in the heat of summer. I have sandy soil too. I call it the beach without the ocean.
     
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    Please put your location in your avatar. It helps when we give/recieve gardening advice.
     
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    Ahhhhh!! yes, Poor Joe...thank you.. I looked at several pics on the internet and THAT is it! THX to everyone for the welcome and the help..Great group here, i will definitely hang out here.
     

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