Plant ID forum→It's taking over

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Irmo SC
Aug 6, 2019 7:51 AM CST
Within the last month there has been a plant(weed) that has taken over my boxes and is moving into other areas of my back yard. It has no flowers and will grow back in a matter of 2 weeks when pulled out of the ground.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
Plant Identifier Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Aug 6, 2019 8:00 AM CST
acalypha rhomboidea
A native plant, so not a real problem....
Pull and then spread mulch. Problem solved!
Name: Verac
Vinton, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America
Aug 6, 2019 2:16 PM CST
I've got this all over as well. It is even taking over my lawn. I've pulled and pulled but it is extremely persistent. Good luck!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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Aug 6, 2019 2:34 PM CST
In photo #1, those are the flowers.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Aug 6, 2019 2:42 PM CST
I agree, that looks like Common Threeseed Mercury (Acalypha virginica var. rhomboidea)

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