What is this weed?

Asked July 3, 2019, 1:26 PM EDT

Wondering what kind of weed this is

Fall River County South Dakota

1 Response

This is black medic - a fairly common weed. Pull it up when its young and the tap root isn't as deep, othewise it becomes a bit more difficult. You can also try and snip the tap root below where all the stems developed and it usually cant regenerate after that - those are the two ways I deal with it on my property, though I admit I only have a small lot with limited weed issues.

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/black-medic