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Sep 30, 2020 1:20 PM CST
Wessley Chapel FL------roughly
My blueberry patch is getting over run with a mossy like weed that is immune to even double concentrated Round Up mixture. I've even tried a white vinegar and table salt mixture which only burns the top out of it. If reminds me of a succulent. It'll grow anywhere, and it's like every leaf is a seed.

I've up loaded a couple of pictures below in hopes that someone can identify it and tell me what will kill it--other than pulling it----which would take me a week at 8 hrs a day. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank You!.
Listen up folk! It is an Artillery Fern. Big Bill caught it first, but I appreciate all of you helping.

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Sep 30, 2020 1:32 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Maybe a very vigorous Portulaca. A plentiful seed producer......
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Sep 30, 2020 1:48 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Yes, looks like Purslane. Yes, Round Up won't kill it.
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Sep 30, 2020 1:49 PM CST
Wessley Chapel FL------roughly
Thanks, but I don't believes so. I just searched your suggestion. The leaves are really tiny. About two to three times the size of the head of a straight pen. The flowers--if you can call them that--are smaller than the leaf. You could probably fir one of them on the head of a straight pen.
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Sep 30, 2020 1:52 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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There are many different Portulacas........Purslanes. Google noxious weeds.
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Sep 30, 2020 1:55 PM CST
Wessley Chapel FL------roughly
No, it's not Purslane. I know what that stuff is. I get it now and then too. This stuff is really invasive . It's mossy like.
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Sep 30, 2020 1:57 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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OK....I tried.
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Sep 30, 2020 1:59 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Maybe yours is stressed. It has all the other characteristics to be Purslane.
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Sep 30, 2020 2:00 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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Looks like Artillary Fern to me.
When I lived in South Florida, it got into most of my Orchid plant pots and a very large number of my container plants as well.
I never tried to spray it, it was much safer and easier just to pull it out.
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Sep 30, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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BigBill, Look closely at the succulents leaves and stems. Artillery Plants aren't succulent.
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Sep 30, 2020 2:20 PM CST
Wessley Chapel FL------roughly
Big Bill That's it. You nailed it. Now if I can find something to kill it other than me crawling over a half acre and pulling it.
Thanks to all of you!!!
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Sep 30, 2020 2:22 PM CST
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Try Shoreline seapurslane ( Portulaca portulacastrum)
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Sep 30, 2020 2:39 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
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Looks like what we call Artillery plant to me, too. (Pilea microphylla) A difference of opinion, I guess. Those leaves are very tiny, yet they are still as thick as any regular leaf 10 times their size. Even when I was a kid, I had made this observation.

Look here
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep53...
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Sep 30, 2020 3:24 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Ok, I concede. The Artillery plant that pops up in my greenhouse (the only I've ever seen) has the same growth habit but the leaves are very thin. Now I have to go find one and take a photo (before I rip it up).
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Sep 30, 2020 3:29 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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RLMeredith, I am so happy that I was able to help you!
1/2 acre of that?! That will be a tough one to remove. I hope you have great success with getting rid of it.
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Sep 30, 2020 6:58 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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PS: I just checked. Roundup won't kill Artillery Plant either.

From the Univerity of Florida:

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep53....
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Webmaster: osnnv.org
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Sep 30, 2020 7:12 PM CST
Wessley Chapel FL------roughly
I know, I pour straight concentrate Round-upon it, and it did not phase it. The price of the only stuff (Ronstar 50 WSP) that I've found that will kill it will also put me in the poor house. It looks like I'll be on my hands and knees for a week or so.

Stay away from that stuff. It over took a half of an acre of mine in no time at all. It is even growing on the sides of some of my 55-gallon plastic drums. The horrible thing about it is they are selling the plant on the net (on Etsy). They are asking $9.00 for a 4 inch pot. At that price, I have a half a million dollars worth. Anyone selling that crap should be shot.
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Sep 30, 2020 7:19 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Sep 30, 2020 8:00 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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LOL, Daisy, that is the same link I had posted. Thumbs up
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Sep 30, 2020 8:08 PM CST
Wessley Chapel FL------roughly
Nasty stuff. It should be against the law to sell that crap.

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