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 Post subject: My wierd weed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:23 pm 
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New owner to established lawn.
Had drainage problems. Yard now dry.

Started natural ritual one year ago.

Have clumps of stiff, wirery weeds mixed in with my St. Augustine.
Weeds may have had small blue or purple flower. Dense underneath my water elm.


Is pulling the best way to rid? Already pulled about 50 lbs so far.
Back now hurts.

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West Fort Worth


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:30 am 
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Location: Richardson, TX
I'm no expert, but I was told the plant you are referring to in a type of aster. In a Bermuda grass yard I just use a hard-tined rake, it works great. but might not be as easy in St Augustine. I just treated the yard with corn gluten meal and will again in the spring so hopefully I won't have the problem in the future.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 7:59 pm 
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Is the leaf/stem color a deep green (almost blue-green)? Does is grow mostly flat, spreading to the size of a saucer? Does it have a single root? Very easy to pull after a rain?

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yes to all your questions. in addition, small thin leaves.


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I have the same weed you described out here in Midlothian. I have searched every database on the web and cannot find any information on it at all.

I pull them all the time. It's seems like the more I pull, the more I see.
Let's stay tuned and see if some one out there has an answer.


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 Post subject: Now Flowering
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:28 am 
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Mine now seem to be flowering. Small blue with yellow center.
Been pulling for a week now.
Now habit forming. I can quit anytime I want. Seriously. :)


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I had the same thing in my St. Aug the past 2 springs... blue-green, kind of stiff & wirey, spreads low and wide and threads itself under the St. Aug runners too.

I have had to pull everyone of them, but have noticed that if the tap root breaks off, it will often come back. Water well first or do it after a rain. I did a heavy CGM application in the areas I saw them and it was waaaaaaaaaaay less this year.

I have tried long and hard to find out what it is, to no avail. I'll try and take a pic if I find anymore. The flowers are miniscule... if the get that far. I can see no aster that even comes close... links anyone???

BTW... I have noticed they flourish on the dryer parts of my yard that get more sun than the rest... but the grass is healthy everywhere.

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