A: I am glad you brought this weed into the office for me to identify because it is so similar looking to grass. The weed you brought in is Doveweed, Murdannia nudiflora (L.) Brenan or Aneliema nudiflorum (L.)… Read More
A: Thank you for bringing it in, it made the identification much easier. You have dodder plant, which belongs to the genus Cuscuta. There are more than 150 species of dodder plants worldwide. They are unusual plants because… Read More
Q: I have this weed in my yard that looks similar to dollarweed but I know it is different. Can you tell me what it is?
A: It was easy to identify this weed once you brought me in a sample. Dichondra or Ponyfoot, Dichondra carolinensis, is a perennial plant that reproduces by seed and stolon. In some areas of the country dichondra is… Read More
A: I appreciate you bringing in a sample of the plant. It is difficult to identify plants and insects without having a good sample. Often flowering plants are classified as wildflowers or weeds depending on where they are growing. By definition, any… Read More
Q: I found this weed growing in the soil I had delivered for my fall garden. It looks like tiny watermelons but the leaf looks like a cucumber. A: I have had three people bring this weed in… Read More
Q: I have clover all over my yard. It puts up a small white-pink flower. I noticed the bees seem to love it. What kind of clover is it? A: White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a cool-season… Read More
Q: I have a weed that appears to be taking over my St. Augustine lawn. It seems to be born bearing seeds. Can you tell me what it is? Plus I was told to add lime to my… Read More
Q: I let an area of my lawn empty for a few weeks as I was planning to re-sod. Now I have this weed all over the place. What is it?
A: Bringing in a fresh specimen during one of our plant clinics was beneficial. Often, when we describe weeds – they begin to all sound alike! Your weed is called carpetweed or green carpetweed, Mollugo verticillata, which is… Read More
A: Burweed is also known as Carpet burweed or lawn burweed from the genus Soliva. You mentioned being stuck when you tried to pull it up. There is a small spine on the end of each of the… Read More
A: Thanks for bringing me a sample to the plant clinic. The weed is called Brazilian pusley, Richardia brasiliensis. Brazil Pusley is an annual or perennial and looks similar to Florida pusley except it has a very deep,… Read More