Identify this lawn weed please

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  1. Dirtmechanic

    Dirtmechanic In Flower

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    Is this chickweed? IMG_20190415_090400.jpg IMG_20190415_091727.jpg 1555337106827.JPEG IMG_20190415_091352.jpg IMG_20190415_091727.jpg
     
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    I am not familiar with this. at least I don't think I am from the photos. go to a WEED ID site posted by the USDA or county extension service for your zone or area to see if you can find weeds for your area. some are noxious others are just weeds. so you may need to check both "labels" for weed ID.
     
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    I will, in time, track it down. Thank you for the shortcut map. I vote noxious, as it has almost violently moved into spaces I was clearing for burmuda, which is a white shark of grass in its own class anyway. I think ghis weed is not a warm weather weed. I believe I have seen it go dormant as our Alabama temps rise across the spring to summer transition.

    I was and am confident not only in someone here knowing this weed, but also knowing how to manage it in a transition zone lawn.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Yes I think it may be chickweed also known as mouse ears.
     
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    The larger area to to right has the chickweed if that is what the consensus says it is. The left and right of the driveway have a dense stand of Titan Rx heat resistant fescue that seems to be holding its own, but then its not an Alabam summer heat yet. IMG_20190415_175923.jpg
     
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    Your plant does not look like what we call chickweed here. It does look like a weed that we have here that I don’t know the name of.
     
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    it hard to see but its the flower white witha blue stripe on each petal. does the foliage hug the ground and the flower stalk shoot up towards the dky? I still don't know what that is but we have that plant here. I wouldnt consider it noxious though. the other one we now have that is annoying is this carpet like weed with blue flowers. very pretty teeny tiny blue flowers but it is everywhere. maybe veronica?
    Dirt check this out... is it what you have?
    https://www.google.com/search?q=ver...1.69i57j0l5.8480j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    and I just learned it is called corn speedwell.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Looks like you're right Carolyn and that it's an invasive speedwell.
     
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    And that it is spread by mulch cutting with a mower via root pieces, and it resistant to most common post emergent weed killers save fluroxypyr and Quinclorac and that it likes shade, which also fits the situation.

    Thank you I believe that is the correct plant.
     
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    Not sure, but you have been blessed with an abundance of whatever it may be...
     
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    Quinclorac came in the mail today! Look out lawn here I come! I got it just in time for the heat of the season to begin. I read that as a cold weather weed, the best time for control is actually the fall maintainance cycle, at which time speedwell comes out for a winter growth cycle. Right now I may only stop some, as some of it may well already be entering senescence.
     
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    Destroying some is better than nothing mate..the trouble with other stuff in the lawn that shouldn't be there, when you mow your lawn, the mower can sometimes carry on your lawn...according to what lawn mower you use.
     
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    That is exactly how speedwell spreads. I mulch, so the chopped roots get spread about.
     
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    Well I just hope the Quinclorac cures some of it at least...here a lot of the neighbours get either loads of daisies or moss.
     
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    I had the moss. It took almost 1300 Kg of pelletized lime to begin to lift the 5 pH of this dense acidic clay. I will keep steady and next spring will be nice. It is looking better already.
     
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