Asked on Apr 18, 2012

Does anyone know what this is. It is all over my backyard and real had to pull up. Has deep woody roots.

KimJud1253766Raye Johnston


6 answers
  • Paul M
    on Apr 18, 2012

    I don't know what it is but it is a perennial I have seen them for years, especially along the side of the road, and I have quite a few in my back yard as well. If you just want to kill it roundup should do the trick.

    • Meli
      on Feb 21, 2016

      @Paul M Doesn't round up contain Glyphosate? I would reccomend torching it if killing is the aim (depending on the area where Eulalia lives, of course)

  • Janine
    on Feb 22, 2016

    As a beekeeper, I'm for responsible torching too. Many chemicals for home use contain high concentrations of neonicotinoids which also kill pollinators - bees, butterflies, etc. Without being preachy, (it's just that I know that not everyone gardens,) without pollinators and pollination, many food source plants will not "fruit," thereby negatively impacting our food supply. For anyone interested, I've included a link from the Xerces Society showing a list of products to avoid. (Cut and paste link in your browser)

  • Raye Johnston
    on Feb 22, 2016

    I think it is Sericea Lespedeza. It is sometimes used for hay or forage for farm animals. It is drought tolerant and will grow where other grasses won't.

  • Jud1253766
    on Mar 14, 2016


  • Jud1253766
    on Mar 14, 2016

    Asparagus fern

  • Kim
    on Jul 8, 2016

    It looks like milkweed to me...the Monarch butterflies need it to survive

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