Identification of this invasive weed

Asked August 28, 2017, 9:34 AM EDT

Any idea of the name of this weed? Appeared last year in my flower beds, spread to entire 3 acre property this year both sun and shade locations. They start off as teeny tiny plants (less than 1/8 inch) almost like ground cover then quickly bolt to 2ft tall! Pulling out by hand they reappear in 2 weeks, weed killer doesn't work. Disposing in trash, not compost.

Calvert County Maryland

1 Response

This is mulberry weed--Fatoua villosa . Here's help: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/ipmnet/13Aug23L.pdf
It is considered an invasive plant in Delaware, and Maryland may not be far behind. HGIC has it in our Invasive plant list.

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