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Old 03-20-2010, 06:19 AM
Location: North Carolina
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Originally Posted by Va-Cat View Post
Is this what it looks like?

Controlling Creeping Charlie
No. Those leaves are too small and my vine/weed does not seem to flower.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:22 AM
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I have what looks like Creeping Charlie in my new yard. Yikes, in looking it up, it appears to be poisonous, and I have little dogs! I will have to be more aggressive about keeping it out of my yard.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:36 PM
Location: Florida
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Creeping Charlie....we call it creeping Jennie. I kind of like it. It grows low and so doesn't need to be mowed and it has those pretty mini flowers. It is drought tolerant. It is green.
What more do you want for a lawn.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:48 AM
Location: NC, USA
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Originally Posted by boardmember10000 View Post
Hey, clover is great for your lawn! It adds nitrogen.

I agree with the other posts about Creeping Charlie (if you break up the leafs do they smell like mint?).
Much to my wife's chagrin, I planted a good bit of clover in our yard (about 2.5 acres cleared w/veggie garden) the clover clippings are great for garden, it's that nitrogen thing that plants do and bees love it. The more things I have in the yard that flower, the more bees will come in and help with the garden too.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:22 AM
Location: New Mexico
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I like clover in a yard. We had it in the grass in Illinois. It is so soft to walk on. Just don't walk in it barefoot. I have been stung twice. I finally learned my lesson. Those clover flowers smell soooo good and I love the tang of chewing on a stem. Now that we live in NM our yard problems are worse. That nasty grass, creeping charlie, and mustard are awful.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:49 PM
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I've never noticed it in the lawn but we get it in the garden and a lot grows across the street in the weeds. I pull it out when we plant and whenever I see it. I don't hate it as much as some other weeds. There's a weed with little yellow flowers and clover like leaves. It gets little seed pods that look like bananas. Then there's a sorrel that looks like ground ivy and has little red strawberries, that is a pain. I think its called sheep something.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:06 PM
Location: New Mexico
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In NM we also have what looks like a dainty green plant with pretty little flowers. They are goatsheads and they are awful. The first year I moved here I thought it was so pretty to see some green growing in the yard. Thankfully a friend set me straight. My dad had told her not to let them grow.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Pottery Collector View Post
I am sorry that I do not have a picture to show you, but I have these little clumps of what look like small round leaf vines popping up everywhere in my lawn. I see it in other lawns as well. They pull out very easy, but are very stiff. It is as if a plane went overhead and spread a vine seed all over everyone's lawn.

Is this something that normally happens in this part of NC? Any clue as to what this little vine is?

vetch? http://archive.energyfarms.net/files/user104/vetch_0.jpg (broken link)
It isn't very stiff, though.

honeysuckle? Google Image Result for http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/CAPS/pestInfo/pics/big/japaneseHoneysuckle.jpg
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