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Found Out What The Weed Was! (vanity/help/dummy)

Posted on 05/24/2011 7:51:49 PM PDT by freejohn

I hope that everyone that posted in my other thread will see this.(Any Lawn and Garden Folks Out There?)

Other Post

That thread was getting too long and I'm really not sure how to respond back to each and every person who tried to help me out!?
According to Virginia Techs 'weed' department .. the weed .. as it turns out is: Black Medic.

Again .. Thanks To All 8)


TOPICS: Agriculture; Chit/Chat; Gardening; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: notmarijuana; weed
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1 posted on 05/24/2011 7:51:51 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

FReepers.

Is there anything we don’t know?


2 posted on 05/24/2011 8:01:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: freejohn

If I may inquire what do you use to eradicate it?


3 posted on 05/24/2011 8:02:08 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: freejohn
That thread was getting too long and I'm really not sure how to respond back to each and every person who tried to help me out!?

If you hit "Post Reply" to any comment (I usually use the first comment #1), put "all" in the "To:" box, and hit "send," the comment will be pinged to all Freepers who commented before yours...

4 posted on 05/24/2011 8:06:41 PM PDT by piytar (Obama opposed every tool used to get Osama. So of course he gets the credit. /hurl)
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To: UB355

5 posted on 05/24/2011 8:06:41 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: cripplecreek
I don't know.
6 posted on 05/24/2011 8:08:27 PM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: Yo-Yo; UB355

If you want to be sure, nuke it from orbit.


7 posted on 05/24/2011 8:10:06 PM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: freejohn

Sorry, hit “post,” not “send.”


8 posted on 05/24/2011 8:10:21 PM PDT by piytar (Obama opposed every tool used to get Osama. So of course he gets the credit. /hurl)
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To: freejohn
"According to Virginia Techs 'weed' department .. the weed .. as it turns out is: Black Medic."


9 posted on 05/24/2011 8:10:30 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: magslinger

Collectively we know even if you don’t know jack. LOL


10 posted on 05/24/2011 8:10:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: piytar

Thank You piytar

I had No Idea that it was that easy!

I was told that you had to copy and paste everyone’s user ID to reply.

Your help is GREATLY appreciated.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 8:11:50 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn
Photobucket
12 posted on 05/24/2011 8:12:07 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: UB355

See picture - reply #5


13 posted on 05/24/2011 8:12:41 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: freejohn

Not chickweed?


14 posted on 05/24/2011 8:12:41 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: freejohn

That headline sounds like one from Democrat Underground


15 posted on 05/24/2011 8:12:57 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: freejohn

Hate to disagree with Virginia Tech’s weed dept., but it looks like birdsfoot trefoil to me.


16 posted on 05/24/2011 8:13:14 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: cripplecreek
FReepers.

Is there anything we don’t know?

If there is .. I'm not privy to it! 8-0

17 posted on 05/24/2011 8:13:23 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: piytar; Admin Moderator

Um, are you sure that works?

Wish it did but I don’t think so. Lets see what the boss says.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 8:15:19 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: freejohn

19 posted on 05/24/2011 8:16:52 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: UB355
If I may inquire what do you use to eradicate it?

I HATE to put this out there with all the 'naturalist' looking on but .. Ortho Weed B Gon MAX® Weed Killer For Lawns Ready-Spray

20 posted on 05/24/2011 8:17:16 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

http://www.weedalert.com/weed_pages/wa_blackmedic.htm


21 posted on 05/24/2011 8:18:48 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Free Vulcan
A couple of close ups .. taken with a crappy camera.




22 posted on 05/24/2011 8:30:09 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: MileHi

I *thought* it worked. Have done that before on my own threads to thank people, and got a few “welcomes” and the like back.

Sure Admin Mod will know...


23 posted on 05/24/2011 8:38:03 PM PDT by piytar (Obama opposed every tool used to get Osama. So of course he gets the credit. /hurl)
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To: piytar

Yea, I never noticed it to ping any but the post I relied to. I hope/wish it worked.


24 posted on 05/24/2011 8:45:08 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

relied to = replied to


25 posted on 05/24/2011 8:45:54 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: freejohn; piytar

I don’t thank it works the way you described, you have to copy ‘n pate each name, separated by a *;*

I would be delighted to be corrected. ;D


26 posted on 05/24/2011 8:49:55 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: freejohn
Why do you want to get rid of it?

Wouldn't mowing it stop it from being so visible?

This "herb" shows up once in a while in my garden, never enough for me to notice it and do something about it.

Your best way to get rid of it is manual pulling before it goes to seed. Using chemicals will only take care of the visible plant but won't take care of the seeds that are starting to take root and soon will be maturing.

27 posted on 05/24/2011 8:51:09 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: UB355

Likely a wide leafed eradicator will get rid of any wide leaved plant, but anything a chemical will kill is listed on the label of the container. Always wise to check labels.


28 posted on 05/24/2011 8:56:42 PM PDT by handmade
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

It is spreading and taking over the whole yard.


29 posted on 05/24/2011 9:15:33 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: Free Vulcan

“Hate to disagree with Virginia Tech’s weed dept., but it looks like birdsfoot trefoil to me”

The blossom looks very much like birdsfoot trefoil, a forage crop I have grown in Wisconsin; and nothing about it looks like the black medic that infested my field before the trefoil became established. BF trefoil is used in Wis.,mostly in mixtures with grasses, for pastures. Thrives on less fertile soils better than alfalfa. It thrives on sides of I-80, along with vetch, in Iowa.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 9:28:51 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: freejohn
I just saw the photo in your original thread.

Here's a thought. Find out what kind of soil it likes then treat your soil by raising or lowering the PH. This may discourage it.

31 posted on 05/24/2011 9:34:11 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Elsiejay
"The blossom looks very much like birdsfoot trefoil, a forage crop .."

The flowers aren't even close.


Birdsfoot Trefoil

32 posted on 05/24/2011 9:46:52 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

If anyone knows farming, it would be VPI.


33 posted on 05/24/2011 9:49:59 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: freejohn

Black Medic, huh?

If I’m bleedin real bad and he knows how to stop it, I don’t care what color he is!


34 posted on 05/24/2011 9:53:17 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: freejohn

Like I said It was the flowers that confused me.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2723578/posts?page=91#91


35 posted on 05/24/2011 9:59:59 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: All

OK, I explained how I *thought* “To: all” worked. Several commenters raised a valid question: Does it really?

So I’m testing it here. This is a reply to “All.” Verify or verify failure, please...


36 posted on 05/24/2011 10:14:34 PM PDT by piytar (Obama opposed every tool used to get Osama. So of course he gets the credit. /hurl)
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To: DaveTesla

I know that Dave and I Thank You for your help.
(whadda you expect from a crappy camera? 8)


37 posted on 05/24/2011 10:15:29 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

Man, I only Wish that I could take a picture like that birdsfoot thingy above!


38 posted on 05/24/2011 10:16:48 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

The camera that took that birdsfoot picture cost .. almost Three Thousand Dollars!!

My little hundred buck one can’t .. Well you get the idea!?


39 posted on 05/24/2011 10:20:51 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Medic

“Medicago lupulina is an annual or bi-annual plant, sometimes long-lived thanks to adventitious buds on the roots. The plant measures from 15 to 60 cm in height, with fine stems often lying flat at the beginning of growth and later erecting. The nodes bear three leaves, carried by a long petiole and have oval leaflets, partially toothed towards the tip. This species has very small yellow flowers are grouped in tight bunches. The fruit is a pod that does not open upon maturation, of a little arched form and bearing a single seed.

Note: it is sometimes confused with other plants that have small leaves divided into three leaflets and small yellow flowers, such as members of:

the clover genus, like Hop Trefoil and Lesser Hop Trefoil
the false shamrock genus, like Yellow Woodsorrel

There are some pictures there also.


40 posted on 05/24/2011 10:26:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin ("Credit is the ruination of a nation")
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To: freejohn

I’d kill them now.
In your picture they are going to seed.


41 posted on 05/24/2011 10:35:24 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: DaveTesla

Yep .. Gonna go get me some of that “Stuff!” LOL


42 posted on 05/24/2011 11:29:59 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn
Question,
Does it only grow near your curbs / driveways and high traffic areas or is it all over your lawn?
43 posted on 05/24/2011 11:36:33 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: DaveTesla

All over the lawn Dave.


44 posted on 05/25/2011 12:23:14 AM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn
“All over the lawn Dave.”

Rats!

You will have to spot treat the worst areas first.
Ortho says not to treat over-seeded areas until the grass has germinated and has been cut 3-4 times.

It can be re-seeded in 14 days after application of
the broad leaf killer.

PS Putting any treatment including fertilizer on new seed
usually kills it.

45 posted on 05/25/2011 1:02:58 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: DaveTesla

That is what I was afraid of!

Way too much to actually spot treat too.


46 posted on 05/25/2011 1:09:05 AM PDT by freejohn
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To: piytar; john
you hit "Post Reply" to any comment (I usually use the first comment #1), put "all" in the "To:" box, and hit "send," the comment will be pinged to all Freepers who commented before yours...

That sends a ping to none. It leaves a comment in the thread that is only read by people scrolling through the thread.

47 posted on 05/25/2011 5:21:58 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Yaelle

A group of Gary Johnson supporters will be right over to help you with that weed problem. They just have to stop for some Cheetos first.


48 posted on 05/25/2011 5:27:36 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: piytar

Really?


49 posted on 05/25/2011 5:27:51 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ ("Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." A. C. Clarke)
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To: thackney; piytar
That sends a ping to none. It leaves a comment in the thread that is only read by people scrolling through the thread.

That has been my experience as well.

I use "all" in the 'to' box if I want to make a comment on the thread but not direct it to anyone specifically.

50 posted on 05/25/2011 5:36:09 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (GAME ON ......Fight Like a Girl!)
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