What kind of weed do I have? - Knowledgebase Question

Ashburn, VA
Question by dmschemm
June 22, 2007
these weeds have scalloped green leaves & seem to grow on runners...if you start to pull some out, you get a string of plants...they're taking over my mulched beds around the edges,(are thick in


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Answer from NGA
June 22, 2007

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Based on your description I think it is probably ground ivy (known by many different names) or Glechoma hederacea. There is a photo of it here -- you may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.

http://www.botany.wisc.edu/wis...

This weed is very difficult to control. In my experience it can be helpful to establish a perimeter around your planting area and patrol that regularly to prevent the ground ivy from crossing it.

You also may find the following control information helpful.

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm...

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