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 Post subject: What is this weed? HELP!
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 6:18 pm 
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My neighbor isn't the best gardener in the world, these started in his yard a few years ago , then about 3 years ago they came across the line into my vegie garden. I keep trying to pull them up, as the vinegar does nothing to them, but if you break off even a small part of a leaf and let it fall it will take root & start a new plant. Don't know if the pics show it well enough but the leaves are kind of fat. I think it may be in the same plant family as portulaca. as it is simular, but without the flowers.
What is it , and how do I get rid of it?
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:12 am 
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Wow-it's kinda pretty!

Must be a succulent so I'd suggest drowning it to death. But maybe that's not the answer-would think all the rain would have taken care of it.

Are you sure you don't have a spot for it?

Sorry I don't have solutions.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 12:49 pm 
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I'd say is is a Portulalca species - Portulaca oleracea, Common Purslane. The behavior and description pretty much matches my experience with it. It does flower (though I don't remember ever seeing it do so), but not as extravagantly as Moss Rose, Portulaca grandiflora.

Other than pulling by hand I don't know how to get rid of it. I've seen some folks talk about using a torch weeder for it, though.

Common Purslane - Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide
Common Purslane - UC Davis IPM site

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Patrick Ferrell
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:48 pm 
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Thanks for answering, it is purslane. Now my problem is do I keep fighting it or eat it? Decisions, Decisions!


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I could not help but notice the bare soil. To have bare soil is to ask for weeds. Soil does not like to be bare. I wouldn't want to be without protection from the elements, either. It gets too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. Mulch with at least 3-4 inches of native tree trimmings or cedar mulch. Rough cut larger pieces are more desirable as a bottom layer as it allows for water to penetrate and for oxygen exchange.

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