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Postby cindy » May 18, 2008 1:43 pm

I have a huge spot in my backyard with nothing but this growing.Can someone please tell me what it is & how to get rid of it ole natural.

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Postby Venice » May 18, 2008 2:52 pm

that's actually a cool looking plant hahaha.

You know 'it's only a weed if you don't like it!!!' ahhahaa

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Postby DMG » May 18, 2008 4:36 pm

I see it appeasr to have flowerbuds. Do they flower? If so, what size and colour? Definitely a weed? Likely if it grows so rampantly and takes over.DMG
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Postby cindy » May 18, 2008 4:56 pm

I did some research this afternoon & think it could be tufted vetch.Can anyone verify this?
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Postby butterfly » May 18, 2008 5:43 pm

cindy wrote:I did some research this afternoon & think it could be tufted vetch.Can anyone verify this?


Vetch it is

If you don't want it everywhere, Get rid of it now

I planted 4 plants on a bank 20 years ago . 10 years later and now I am pulling it out 2 acres away and no kidding

it grows by under ground runners so you will need to do some digging
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Postby patty » May 18, 2008 7:01 pm

Yeah I agree, crownvetch....sigh! I keep snipping off the foliage as it emerges, hoping to eventually erradicate. It has a sneaky way of hiding amongst other perennial leaves, close to the main stem.
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Postby butterfly » May 18, 2008 8:19 pm

i keep pulling it out from under ground

Be careful with this method although helps but at each break and new plant forms

it just about impossible to get rid of that is why the highways plants it
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