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Weeds...Weeds...Weeds

Post by J. Farnsworth Wallab » Thu, 13 Mar 2003 10:53:06



Hello All!

Does anyone have a "pictorial" website for these dreaded of all growing
things so I can i.d. them?

Several chemical companies have "selective" herbicides to take out
things like broadleaf & dandelions yet not harm ice plant or surrounding
plant material. I want to be sure that I'm not killing a milkweed that
some butterflies use for a host plant.

All assistance will be most gratefully received!

Alan...USDA 9b...Sunset # 19

 
 
 

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Post by SugarChil » Thu, 13 Mar 2003 12:55:28


This one has some good pictures:

http://www.grassrootslawncare.com/lawnprob.html

It does have background muzak, so turn down your speakers first.

I commend your attitude towards sparing milkweeds.  Have you considered
taking it a step further and learning to live with other weeds as well?
There are broadleaf weeds, such as violets, that provide larval food for
caterpillars, and dandelions are a source of nectar for bees.

I'm glad you're educating yourself before applying herbicides.

Cheers,
Sue

Zone 6, Southcentral PA



Quote:
> Hello All!

> Does anyone have a "pictorial" website for these dreaded of all growing
> things so I can i.d. them?

> Several chemical companies have "selective" herbicides to take out
> things like broadleaf & dandelions yet not harm ice plant or surrounding
> plant material. I want to be sure that I'm not killing a milkweed that
> some butterflies use for a host plant.

> All assistance will be most gratefully received!

> Alan...USDA 9b...Sunset # 19

 
 
 

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Post by Sed55 » Sat, 15 Mar 2003 11:07:12


Quote:
>Does anyone have a "pictorial" website for these dreaded of all growing
>things so I can i.d. them?

Try this site. There are pictures for ID on 25 common weeds:
http://www.coopext.colostate.edu/4dmg/Weed/weeds.htm
sed5555
 
 
 

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Post by Frogl » Sun, 16 Mar 2003 00:49:24


On Tue, 11 Mar 2003 17:53:06 -0800, "J. Farnsworth Wallaby"

Quote:

>Does anyone have a "pictorial" website for these dreaded of all growing
>things so I can i.d. them?

>Several chemical companies have "selective" herbicides to take out
>things like broadleaf & dandelions yet not harm ice plant or surrounding
>plant material. I want to be sure that I'm not killing a milkweed that
>some butterflies use for a host plant.

Weed ID is difficult, at least finding out which you have. You kind of
have to know what it is to go looking. Posting a photo to
alt.binaries.pictures.gardens, or your own webspace is most helpful.

Alas, it's also difficult to sort OK weeds from the ones you really
hate, and find a specific treatment that shares your judgement. I'm
not (any longer) in iceplant territory, but 'broadleaf' pretty much
means any non-waxy things with leafy-looking leaves -- dandelion,
mint, tomato, whatever. A broadleaf treatment does well for lawns
where the leaf difference pretty much defines "lawn" and "weed."

Meticulous application is another way to go. If you have the time,
Round-Up can be painted onto individual plants. I don't know it it's
still available, but I used to go around squirting individual
dandelions with a can of foam Weed-be-gone that was very effective.
Just because you *can* spray wholesale doesn't mean you have to.

 
 
 

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Post by burl » Sun, 16 Mar 2003 08:06:12


Here's a link to id noxious weeds in the Pacific Northwest
http://dnr.metrokc.gov/weeds/weedpics.htm

Each state, many political subdivisions and colleges will have an ecology,
natural resource, or agriculture department that tracks the weeds that are
considered Noxious Weeds for that area. If you use google.com and do a
search for your state and the word noxious you should find some good local
resources.

If you're working on a weed problem in a lawn you'll want to look at issues
why the grass thriving well enough to out compete the weeds. Usually you can
keep the weeds at bay by getting the soil in balance.

Burl



Quote:
> Hello All!

> Does anyone have a "pictorial" website for these dreaded of all growing
> things so I can i.d. them?

> Several chemical companies have "selective" herbicides to take out
> things like broadleaf & dandelions yet not harm ice plant or surrounding
> plant material. I want to be sure that I'm not killing a milkweed that
> some butterflies use for a host plant.

> All assistance will be most gratefully received!

> Alan...USDA 9b...Sunset # 19