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Old 10-08-2010, 09:36 AM  
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Default Weird creepy weed, what is it?

okay - I have never seen this before. I'm curious if anyone knows what it is. I had a few and they pulled up easily when the ground was moist.

My daughter describes them as "creepy" weeds.

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Its low to the ground, mixed in with crab grass. You don't really see it unless you mow low.


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Isn't that the weed that grew the pods in the movie Invasion Of The Body Snatchers?



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You mean it would have grown into this before I killed it!!!! Yikes!
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They look like the ones we had everywhere when I lived in Arizona, they are real pain to get rid of and the ants love them for some reason.
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You mean it would have grown into this before I killed it!!!! Yikes!
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They look like the ones we had everywhere when I lived in Arizona, they are real pain to get rid of and the ants love them for some reason.
I pulled about 40 of those weeds today from my Havasu house and you are correct, the ants love them for some strange reason!
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okay - I have never seen this before. I'm curious if anyone knows what it is. I had a few and they pulled up easily when the ground was moist.

My daughter describes them as "creepy" weeds.

You can click the image to see it larger.


Its low to the ground, mixed in with crab grass. You don't really see it unless you mow low.
Looks like Purslane to me. Portulaca oleracea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Spray it with 2-4D.
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Old post, but I am new and searching. This is most likely spurge, also known as milk purslane.

Milk Purslane (Chamaesyce maculata) - Ontario Wildflowers

Treatment: Guide to Common Lawn Weeds | Bayer Advanced

These are known for the single deep root that does pull out fairly easily, especially with damp soil.

Good luck!
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Old post, but I am new and searching. This is most likely spurge, also known as milk purslane.

Milk Purslane (Chamaesyce maculata) - Ontario Wildflowers

Treatment: Guide to Common Lawn Weeds | Bayer Advanced

These are known for the single deep root that does pull out fairly easily, especially with damp soil.

Good luck!
It looks familiar, if it is the same that I am thinking of, then it is pretty easy to remove like this guy ^ said.


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