Weeds Overtaking Shrubbery and Lawn

Asked April 10, 2019, 3:59 PM EDT

I have a weed that has spread all over my shrubbery, flower beds and yard. I’ve noticed it taking over my neighbors yards as well. I need to know what it is and how I can get rid of it.

Gaston County North Carolina

3 Responses


I'm not able to ID from your pics. Can you bring a sample to my office? If so, please email me at julie_flowers@ncsu.edu

Thank you,

Hi Julie,

Where are you located? I’d be glad to bring a sample if it’s not too far from Stanley, NC.


I'm in Dallas at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville HWY. You can bring a sample by at any time from 8:00-5:00 M-F. I don't have to be there. Just make sure you bring a 4" x 4" "chunk" of the weed (including roots), put in a plastic bag, leave your name and number and instruct the person assisting you to put in the refrigerator and let me know you came by.

Thank you,