Asked on Jun 08, 2015

Plant identification: Name this plant please?

by ByLightOfMoon
I have this invasive plant in my yard and I also see it around our community, does anyone know what it is, I have not seen the flowers but looks like wicked seed bombs on it. the orange with black spikes, photo attached, can anyone ID this? It is a runner plants, grab hold and it comes up from everywhere around close.
q plant identification, gardening, NAme this plant
NAme this plant
q plant identification, gardening, spike with seeds I suppose
spike with seeds I suppose
q plant identification, gardening, a runner plan
a runner plan
q plant identification, gardening, This also i a runner with the first questioned plant ID
This also i a runner with the first questioned plant... ID?
  8 answers
  • BigKahuna58 BigKahuna58 on Jun 08, 2015
    looks like cranesbill geranium.

  • Judith Beumel-Card Judith Beumel-Card on Jun 08, 2015
    yes I agree that is what it is

  • Marcia Marcia on Jun 08, 2015
    I agree

  • Louise Louise on Jun 08, 2015
    Cranesbill will die with a sptiz of white vinegar with a 1/4 tsp salt mixed in it.

  • Janice Barth Janice Barth on Jun 09, 2015
    It is called herb Robert or stinkyBob. The botanical name is Geranium robertianum. Herb Robert is both awinter and a spring annual or bienennial. It is a low growing plant that ishairy and shallowly rooted. Plants have a pungent odor when crushed. HerbRobert reproduces by seeds. The seeds are ejected in response to drying of thecapsule. Reports indicate that they may be ejected as far as 15 to 20 feet fromthe mother plant. Herb Robert is fairly easy to hand pull. Herbicide is alsogenerally effective. Herb Robert has a very shallow, weak root system whichmakes hand pulling easy. Mowing also keeps it under control if done early inthe season. Good luck!

  • Daisy'smum Daisy'smum on Jun 09, 2015
    I have Herb Robert here in the UK but its leaves are much smaller and it pulls out easily. Definitely a geranium but couldn't say what.

  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jun 09, 2015
    I just confine it to a spot at the edge of the woods, one of the advantages of living in the woods. I simply ull it when it comes up where it is not wanted

  • Cyndi Neumann Cyndi Neumann on Jun 14, 2015
    Thanks to all of you for your answers! I would have never gur=essed what it might be! I never saw it in bloom as I googled your answers and they fit perfectly! I very much appreciate your knowledge! Smiles, Cyndi