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HELP! There is a weed that is taking over my yard!I think it is called spiderwort. It has a strong root system and kills the vegetation around it. When it’s mown, it comes back just as fast and keeps coming back, and there’s more the next year! I was digging them up at first, but now there are too many. I went to the Ag office and they didn’t know what it was. I’m ready to use Roundup on the whole thing to get rid of it. Help!
The spiderwort we know is a handsome perennial that grows about 18 tall and sports large flowers in shades of pink, red, blue, and white. Often, weeds have local common names. Take a sample to a garden center or Cooperative Extension office for I.D. and possible safe control methods. —Gardening experts George and Becky Lohmiller, Hancock, New Hampshire”