Unidentified lawn and flowerbed weed in Greenbelt

Asked April 15, 2020, 9:52 PM EDT

Hi, Can you tell me what this weed is? It's approximately 3.5" tall the stem is toadstool like. The leafy top turns from green to pinkish red and is a bit feathery. I found a few in my lawn and a lot growing in the much of the flowerbeds. How does it spread? What can I use to get rid of it? Thank you for your help, John Oats

Prince George's County Maryland

4 Responses

This is a weed known as Carolina or wild geranium. It's not difficult to control

It is an annual or biennial and spreads by seeds. So, pull it in the beds and don't let it flower and produce seeds or you'll have many more next year. j

In the lawn, just keep your lawn cut regularly at 3 1/2" (tallest setting.)

Ellen

This is a weed known as Carolina or wild geranium. It's not difficult to control

It is an annual or biennial and spreads by seeds. So, pull it in the beds and don't let it flower and produce seeds or you'll have many more next year. j

In the lawn, just keep your lawn cut regularly at 3 1/2" (tallest setting.)

Ellen

Thank you very much for the quick reply.