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Weed Identification

Having trouble identifying those pesky weeds? Here’s some helpful pics of the most common weeds in turf grass.

Winter Grass

Low growing clump forming grass. Bright green/ lime green leaves. Panicle inflorance. Active growth through cooler months. Tolerates close mowing.

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White Clover

Oval to eliptical leaves of variable size. Ball type inflorescence usually white. Deep resilient root system.

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Cape Weed

Large hairy grey / green leaves forming open rosette up to 80 x 30cm. Yellow flowers with dark centre. Strong root system. Heavy seed productions.

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Cats Ear

Long leaves with deep lobes forming a flat rosette. Flowers yellow on a lengthy often branched floral stem.

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Summer Grass

Spreading habit using stolons. Red/green stems. Soft grey/green hairy leaves. Flower spikes attaching to main stem at various points. Vigorous spring grower.

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Oxalis

Heart shaped leaves and 5 petalled yellow flowers. Creeping sterns take root and nodes and spread efficiently.

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Bindi

Prostrate mat forming habit. Bright green, delicate (carrot-like) leaves. Flower heads slightly convex, sessile in rosette, centres forming burrs with short spines.

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Crows Foot

Tuft forming grass. Produces stolons at nodes of runners. Soft hairy leaves. 5-8 spikes her inflorescence which are 4-15cm long. Bigger than Eleusine tristachya.

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Cud Weed

Rosette forming with leaves grey/green on top and whitish/grey underneath. Furry leaf underside. Upright flower stem with brown papery flowers.

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Dandelion

Rosette forming with bright green sharply lobed leaves – lobes point backwards. Yellow daisy like flowers forming sphere shaped seed head- fine hairs attached.

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Nut Grass

Sedge with glossy green linear leaves. Trilangular stems supporting brown spike inflorescence that has 2-4 bracts below.

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