Help Identifying Weed Plant

vinny11950 Posted By vinny11950, Sep 2, 2013 at 9:56 AM

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  1. vinny11950

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    This thing grows like crazy. It has a deep root system that spreads. Unless I dig out all the roots, it keeps coming back no matter how many times I pull them out. In a week after pulling, they emerge again. The roots system seem to spread and develop horizontally, and then it puts out these shoots that come out and act like a vine, sticking to whatever they can find.

    I have already pulled out lots of deep, thick, reddish roots that run a few feet in any direction.

    I can't catch all of them so they keep coming back. I am hoping if I can identify it, I can learn how to control it.

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    Thanks for any help.
     
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  4. vinny11950

    vinny11950
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    thank you very much, will look them up and report back if I can stop them.
     
  5. stoveguy2esw

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    (in my best Tommy Chong voice) "aww man! that ain't weed" ;hm
     
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    Round Up in a 3 gallon sprayer.

    It's the only thing I've found that works on ground cover weeds. Bittersweet is still a problem, but I've given it territory and there's a temporary truce.
     
  7. vinny11950

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    I wish it was the cash crop type of weed, then all the effort would be worth the price.

    But there is no truce with this one. It was planted next to a fence by the previous home owner. The roots have traveled about ten feet underground, under patio pavers, and are coming up next to the house, sticking to the siding if not cut down.

    that is one side only. I want to go with harsher chemicals but I have some rose bushes near by that I don't want to risk killing. Maybe I will follow the roots down and inject them slowly.
     
  8. loon

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    I have been spraying this stuff with liquid chlorine for the past 2 years as we have been invaded with it ...http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/herbaceous/wildparsnip.html
    It is now covering the sewage plant where i work and also over at the water plant,we are not allowed to use chemical sprays but the chlorine works great! Also use it here at the house on weeds like you are having problems with and do not have to worry about my well :cool:

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  9. Adios Pantalones

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    Chlorine isn't a chemical spray?
     
  10. Delta-T

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    I like to mix mine with a lil ammonia and....is joke people..don't try that at home
     
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  11. loon

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    Burns the plant and dissipitates quickly Adios..Same stuff we add to the City Drinking Water ;)

    loon
     
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