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Old 03-12-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Sorry - but a lot of the other pictures just don't seem to match what I'm seeing....




Henbit? Bittercress?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Looks like shotweed?

I've seen the stuff go to seed at an inch tall and a foot tall. When you touch it the seeds launch from their pods by the gazillion.

This stuff needs to be weeded at it's very early stage when it's just a wee round little cloverish looking thing.

If you pull it out now, try to keep the tops covered with a plastic trash bag and then yank it up. With luck 50% of the seeds will launch into the bag. The rest will go everywhere.....

You have a real infestation.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:59 AM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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That is NOT henbit.

I'm fighting henbit and it's not fun.

There are many weed identification sites on the net. Some are general, some regional.

Google (yuk) or Bing can help you find them.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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Looks like shotweed?

I've seen the stuff go to seed at an inch tall and a foot tall. When you touch it the seeds launch from their pods by the gazillion.

This stuff needs to be weeded at it's very early stage when it's just a wee round little cloverish looking thing.

If you pull it out now, try to keep the tops covered with a plastic trash bag and then yank it up. With luck 50% of the seeds will launch into the bag. The rest will go everywhere.....

You have a real infestation.
Have to agree with Azoria, you don't need to look for a weed ID site. I recognize that little monster from my own garden. This winter seemed to be prime weather for it and it has multiplied horrible. On this side of the USA it often called Hairy Bittercress. Virginia Tech has a great guide for weeds and has a good picture and description here: Hairy Bittercress Pull any and all weeds you see and keep on the look out for new plants as they pop up. A single plant going to seed will create hundreds more!
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Thanks folks. And yea, I did do the research ahead of time... but some of these look so similar.

And ugh - after reading about these suckers.... looks like I've got my work cut out.
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Old Today, 03:19 PM
 
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the picture is gone from the OP but i'm pretty sure this is what i have in my yard. damn seeds exploding all over the place


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAuUJrzaJJY
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