Invasive plant

Asked August 24, 2018, 9:46 AM EDT

How do I get rid of this plant in my sheep and goat pastures and backyard. Please see attached photo. Thank you!

Howard County Maryland weeds plant identification smartweed

2 Responses

That is our native Smartweed, Polygonum pensylvanicum.

Here is our page about it: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/smartweed
There is info on weed control, but we teach homeowners, and given that you are raising ruminants, suggestions may be different so check with specialists in that area.

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Thank you so much!