Q: What can you tell me about burweed?

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 seeds which is able to piece the skin and can be painful. Burweed is a cool season annual and it has only one way to reproduce – by seed. The good news is this weed is an annual which means if you pull it before the seeds fall to the ground you have killed any future plants. We would suggest you remove the weeds by using a hoe rather than hand pulling. Pre-emergent herbicides do not work well on this weed as competitors are wiped out allowing the burweed to thrive.

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Posted: July 16, 2017


Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Burweed, Weed


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