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Name: Kathy
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TreeClimber
Jul 25, 2020 10:26 AM CST
I have been pulling this "weed", but I know I don't get all of the root .... anyone know what it is so I can find information on eliminating it.


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Name: Kathy
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TreeClimber
Jul 25, 2020 11:04 AM CST
Better photo of the bloom.

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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Jul 25, 2020 11:48 AM CST
Looks like two different plants; the yellow flower is from a Physalis (maybe P. peruviana) and the other one (pic 3, but also part of pic 2) is an Amaranthus/Pigweed.
Name: Kathy
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TreeClimber
Jul 25, 2020 12:41 PM CST
Thanks Janine, I'll take a closer look.

If you pull the pigweed and leave behind some root will it grow again?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 25, 2020 2:05 PM CST
Image #2 shows a Physalis on the left and Pigweed on the right. Image #3 is just the Pigweed. Both are easy to pull but don't let them go to seed first. Don't leave pulled Pigweed lying around - it will reroot.
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Name: Kathy
Michigan - rural (Zone 5a)
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TreeClimber
Jul 25, 2020 2:48 PM CST
Thank You ...
Name: Kathy
Michigan - rural (Zone 5a)
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TreeClimber
Jul 26, 2020 6:10 AM CST
Thank You ...
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Jul 26, 2020 3:20 PM CST
Pigweed is fairly easy to pull out the whole root. If it Physalis peruviana, it should also pull out completely. More likely, I think it is one our native Physalis, like P. virginiana. It roots deeply like milkweed and creeps all over underground like milkweed, too. When you physically pull the above ground portion, you usually get a single vertical root with very little side roots, that breaks before it joins with the horizontal root that it attaches to deep underground. This is a perennial native that comes from the same network of roots every year.

I wouldn't bother trying to kill it chemically among other desirable plants. You wouldn't be successful. Just pull it up whenever you see it. It won't take over your garden unless you let it.

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