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Solved Help Identifying This Weed

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by ESKL, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. ESKL

    ESKL Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone would help me by telling me just what this weed is that's been spreading across my front garden recently? It seems to be a ground crawler of some type and it's growing in clumps all over the place, even between paving stones.

    Thanks.

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  2. Palustris

    Palustris Total Gardener

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    Black medick or Medicago lupulina. Lawn weed killer is supposed to be effective against it.
     
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    • Silver surfer

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      Our grass is full of it, as well as clover etc etc ......cannot be called a lawn.
      Black medick seems to be hating the hot dry weather and is dying.
       
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      • Cinnamon

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        Individual plants of this medick can be pulled out quite easily, if you can kneel or bend down to do it. They grow flat against the ground so you just have to lift underneath them, work out where the stem going into the soil is and give that a good yank.

        My lawn is full of them too but about to be converted into a flowerbed.
         
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