What Kind Of Weeds Are These In My Lawn?

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I've found two new weeds in my yard. One has a spade shaped leaf and is crawling up a Shepard's hook. The other is a three-lobed leaf that's just spreading over the ground. I have pictures if anyone can help ID them and lmk how to best get rid of them.


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Hey Andrew - If you can upload the pictures to this question it would help us to accurately identify the weeds. Use the Upload A Picture link to the right of where your name appears in your question above. Let us know if you have any trouble uploading the pictures. - Brent

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Answer #5 · Maple Tree's Answer · Andrew-I don't believe what you have is Kudsu. The Kudsu vine I understand has become a real troublesome weed the south. The Kudsu leaf does not match the two leaves in the pictures you uploaded. The Kudsu leaf is a lot thicker with different vaining and is what is called a trifoliate leaf (Three separate looking leaves making up one leaf) I uploaded a picture of the Kudsu leaf for you to see. I still believe your two plants are a variety of morning glory.)


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Answer #3 · Gardenality.com's Answer · Hey Andrew - As John said, looks like Ipomoea to me...morning glory vines. These are easily eradicated with any herbicide containing glyphosate. I recommend Hi-Yield Killzall because it's half the price of 41% Roundup and exactly the same product. An organic alternative would be a citrus oil-based product such as Avenger Organic, however weeds have to be sprayed when they are very young in order to kill the roots and all. I use this product in my vegetable garden. Not too many land-based stores carry it, but here's a link to an online store that does:

https://www.gardenerdirect.com/buy-plants-online/62/Organic-Products/Avenger-Organic-Weed-Killer-Concentrate

Whenever using a weed killer always follow instructions for use found on the product label. When spraying weed killers do so on a calm day so the spray doesn't drift onto the foliage of desirable plants.)



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Answer #2 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Andrew-It is really hard to make a positive identification of these plants, possibly weeds, by leaf shape only. There are numerous spreading or climbing vines some invasive and considered weeds. What research I have been able to do so far makes me believe they both may be a variety of Morning glory plants (Ipomoea spp). Several varieties of morning glory have both the triangular 3 lobed or heart shaped leaves. The veining and coloring could also be a charteristic of the morning glory but several other plants also. Have you ever seen any blooms on these plants? What city and state is your location in? Specific plants will only grow in some zones. Have you seen these plants before in the yard and if so was it only in the summer months? Do you know if any of your neighbors have this plants that may have seem a flower on them? A few answers, especially a possible flower Picture or known color and amount of petals may help to find the exact name of this plant.

I noted below a link to an article in Gardenality regarding The Best Weed Killers For Landscape Beds. Just click on the link to go directly to the article.

Hopefully someone will be able to positively identify your weeds, but without seeing its flower it may be difficult to come to a more positive answer as these leaf characteristics are common to many spreading or vining plants.

http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/732/Problems-and-Solutions/Weeds-and-Invasive-Plants/The-Best-Weed-Killer-for-Landscape-Beds-and-Islands/default.html

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Answer #4 · Andrew Leppert's Answer · Im in north central georgia (atlanta area). I haven't seen these before in the landscaped part of my yard. I know kudzu is crazy around here but Ive never seen it so I don't know what it looks like. I haven't seen any blooms either.)


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It doesn't look like Kudzu to me either...more like morning glory. Kudzu has larger leaves.

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