Thursday, February 21, 2013

What Is This Prickly Weed?

Lawn Burweed
If you have ever walked barefoot through your lawn in spring and thought you were stepping on sandspurs chances are lawn burweed has infested your yard. Lawn burweed, also known as spurweed (Soliva sessilis), is a common turf weed easily identified by its low ferny foliage and sharp, spiny seed pods that ripen in late spring. These can be painful to both pets and people who visit your yard. Now is the time to spray this weed to prevent these prickly pods from forming.  

Learn more about how to identify and control this weed on the Pender Cooperative Extension website:

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