Eulalia B
Eulalia B
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  • South Boston, VA
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
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does anyone know what this is it is all over my backyard and real had to pull up, gardening
does anyone know what this is it is all over my backyard and real had to pull up, gardening
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) www.xerces.org/wings-magazine/neonicotinoids-in-your-garden

  • 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

    Ju

  • 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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