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Any idea fellas, who recognises this filthy bindi-like weed?

It’s doing my head in, and didn’t realise how extensive it’s got I have tons of it now.

Serrated leaf is most immediate characteristic per photo. Especially thrives in the water logged or shaded areas, and eventually throws down a dense, shallow and extensive matting. Survives where lawn is low by going very prostrate, does fine in the high grass by reaching up towards the sun.

Bulbs are white and have three or four nodules (think Michelin Man). Broadleaf herbicide has not a stellar kill rate on account of extensive root system I guess, and fact that it hides well through the grass. Doing a mix of spraying and hand at the moment. Getting the above ground foliage out is enough to weaken it that there’s not much regrowth it seems..

Flowers are a small red/pink/purple thistle like thing about size of a 5c piece

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:03 PM

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And here is the image

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:04 PM

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Leaves are more whole than Mimosa, flowers look similar but way more purple or red.
Also, this thing doesn’t get higher than 8” off the ground and spreads through the grass dominating in patches

PS LongGrass is just gone 46 but still chasing the twenty somethings so surely can’t be that old !
Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:20 PM

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LongGrass you appear to be a God on this topic, learn us all and teach us real good

or keep tossing yourself off

nobody really cares either way

'location, region' or pointless


Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:08 AM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is





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