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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