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Solved Can anyone identify this plant and tell me how to get rid of it?

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Kevin Cowans, May 13, 2018.

  1. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello all

    I have a plant (photo attached) in my garden that keeps appearing, and spreading.

    I have tried removing it but I am unable to trace its roots, so far.

    Any suggestions as to how I can get rid of this plant permanently would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Kevin
     

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    The bright green ovalish leafed weeds are Spurge, the ones in the bottom rh corner are Nipplewort and the creeping ones with small leaves and blue flowers are Speedwell (all annuals).

    Or do you mean the one with long stems and shiny green leaves towards the top? (might be Periwinkle, a perennial).
     
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    • Kevin Cowans

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      Hello

      Thanks for the reply.

      I have separated out the weed I am referring to and have attached a new photo of it to this reply.

      Thanks in advance

      Kevin
       

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      Spurge. Pull or dig it out.


      N.B. The plant exudes a milky sap when damaged. The sap is a severe irritant if applied to the skin. Supposed to be worse effects in bright sunlight. I get a nasty red rash of wet blisters if I cary an armfull of weeds containing them to a compost heap with bare arms.
       
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        Hello

        Thanks for the confirmation.

        Do you happen to know how this spreads?

        When I do pull it I never seem to find the source root.

        Thanks in advance

        Kevin
         

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