Help with identification of a weed / plant

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  1. Mark_WSM

    Mark_WSM Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi all,

    I am new to this forum. Can anyone help me identify this weed; it is infesting my new lawn (about five months old). Any suggestions on the best way to kill it off.

    Thanks Mark
     

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    Hi Mark.. [​IMG] It looks like one of the Euphorbias to me.. Is the base of the stem very tough or woody to the feel.? They can be a pest if allowed to go to seed..
    They usually will pull out with their roots on as in your pic at this stage, so I would suggest you do that for the moment as your lawn is so young.. As you start to mow youwill mow them down & they won't like that.. For the moment though I advise hand weeding them out.. BEWARE of the milky sap as it is a skin irritant..!
     
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    Thanks.

    have narrowed down to Sun Spurge: Euphorbia helioscopia
     
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    Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

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    Yes a very likely candidate.. :thumbsup:
     
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