What is this weed?

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Old 04-21-16, 03:37 PM
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What is this weed?

and how can I kill it?

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thanks

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Old 04-21-16, 03:46 PM
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It might help if you pick one individual plant and take a picture of it lying on a white background. with all those leaves it's hard to tell anything from your picture.
 
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Old 04-21-16, 04:44 PM
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I've found that the guys at a local garden center or hardware store are very knowledgeable about local plant life. You could take a plant there to be ID'ed.
 
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Old 04-22-16, 08:31 AM
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Glyophosphate kills almost anything which is currently growing (RoundUp is the most common brand name).
 
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That cluster looks like typical clover to my less-than-expert eye. I've also got that stuff all over my backyard, and have a few clumps starting to really come up in my front lawn.

If it is in fact clover, I've read a bit online about it saying that it actually isn't a bad thing if clover is invading your lawn. Here's one such article I came across which outlines why it isn't, and still goes on to ridding your lawn of it should you still want to do so:

How to Kill Clover Without Chemicals

I am in the camp that it does take away from the aesthetic of a nice grassy lawn so I'd love for my small yard to be gone of clover. But for me I feel like it's gonna be a bit of work...I think my next step is to actually get the soil analyzed.
 
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Old 04-22-16, 09:04 AM
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Maybe I'm not looking at it right but that doesn't look like clover to me. Clover is beneficial although some don't care to see it. The soil in my yard is so poor as long as it's green and don't die - it's a keeper
 
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Yeah, I'm not seeing clover as well....
 
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Plant ID

Remove a stalk of the plant with all leaves attached, place on a light colored background and take and post a new photo.
 
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Thanks for the responses.

It's chickweed
 
 

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