Plant identification. Help

1972_Z-28

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So I brought some property towards east Texas.
I have these all over the front yard. Broadleaf weed killer didn't even slow then down.
They are almost like collard green or similar green. They have taken over the yard and spreading faster then any weed I have encountered. Would like to know what it is and how to erdicate it. Posting a few pics.
Any ideas will be appreciated.
 

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Smokin'Joe

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That looks like a typical broadleaf weed here in Texas. It resembles plantain, but plantain usually has some asparagus looking stalks growing in it. Broadleaf's are usually easy to control, but they take about a week or so after the weedkiller is applied before they appear to be dying. Watch for light curling or browning of the leaves. I'd make sure the weedkiller was applied properly and watered in as required. I have been in Texas forever, and the broadleaf weeds are easy to contain. it's the grassy looking ones like Dallas Grass. Johnson Grass and Crabgrass that are hard to get rid of. A thick lawn usually helps choke out the weeds, but East Texas has a lot of sandy soil where grass is harder to grow.

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Trimec or Weed-B-Gon is what I use on broadleafs.

The yellow clover you have can also be a tough one to kill.

If the leaves have a waxy coating on them... Add some Tiki torch oil to the mix and shake it well during application.

The oil will dissolve the waxy coating and the herbicide can get to the plant.
It doesn't seem to hurt the grass.
I did that with a very bad crop of wild violets and creeping charlie.
It took three applications (2 weeks between each spraying) but it wiped them out completely.

Note: The weeds must be in a growing phase for herbicide to work. If they are dormant for the season, wait until Spring to treat them.

Round-Up will work but it kills EVERYTHING!
(Don't attempt to spot spray individual weeds with it or your yard will have bald spots.)

Good Luck!
 
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Gary S

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Round-Up will work but it kills EVERYTHING!
(Don't attempt to spot spray individual weeds with it or your yard will have bald spots.)

Good Luck!
It depends on what weeds you are dealing with. I have a few Canada Thistle in my yard every year. The broadleaf weed killers aren't able to kill it because it spreads underground and always recovers from being sprayed with broadleaf weed killers. Spot treating with Roundup does the job, and a tiny patch of dead grass grows back in one season. I would rather have a tiny patch of dead grass than have Canada Thistles in the grass.
 

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Yes I applied broadleaf weed killer 2 weeks ago. This is the place in the country I brought. Killed all the broadleaf types except no effect whatsoever on these. I even asked ine of the long time residents in the area and they all said it just showed up last spring. Roots are very deep also.
Terry may try you idea as the texture feels waxing.
I know all about Round Up. Haha
This stuff is cover about an acre now and spreading fast.
 
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73Z L92

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Maybe not been an issue since you are near Houston but if the weed killer you bought has been frozen it won't kill much if anything.
 




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