Please identify this weed.

Asked June 13, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

Weed is growing in most of lawn. Has a purple flower. Started growing last year. Lawn has new top soil and was seeded this year. Client thinks it may be Redstem Fillaree. Would like to know what to do to get rid of weed.

Alpena County Michigan weed issues

1 Response

Yes it is redstem fillaree. It is generally a winter annual that grows well in disturbed sites. A general lawn herbicide for broadleaf weeds should control it. You may need another application in the fall and spring to take care of new sprouts from the weed seed bank.