Identification of invasive weed in our yard

Asked September 11, 2019, 3:27 PM EDT

Can you help us identify this invasive weed growing in our yard? I am uploading 3 photos. It is a very tall weed about 8-9 ft. tall and had clusters of white fluffy flowers that are now blowing all over the yard. We cut down as many of the weeds as we could and the ground underneath is white with the flowering parts. How do we keep this weed from coming back next year?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like American burnweed. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/american-burnweed
This is an annual and reproduces by seed. Next season do not let it flower and go to seed. Manually dig or handpull.

Marian