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Old 02-26-17, 07:44 AM
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What is this and how can I kill it? It's invading my yard.

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Old 02-26-17, 08:14 AM
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Looks like Purslane to me.

It can be edible and is used in many recipes.

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Thick, purple-green, succulent leaves • Succulent, branching stems • Small, yellow flowers


Broadleaf annual that develops thick, multi-branched mats





By brown and black seed and stem fragments







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Old 02-26-17, 08:14 AM
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Hard to tell when it's immature but it looks like purslane to me. Simple method is to pull it before it goes to seed.
 
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Pulling it manually is the most PC way to get rid of it. The lazy way is with herbicide. If you want to spray it any herbicide containing glyphosate will work. Common brands are Roundup, Honcho, Glyfos... This is a broad acting herbicide that will kill most green plants including the grass. You can use a product containing 2, 4-D. It is a broad leaf herbicide that will kill purslane but not harm most turf grasses.
 
 

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