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Is this a weed?

Posted by lauramccracken Georgia (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 9:43

This 'plant' has started growing everywhere on my property. Can someone tell me what it is - I am sure it is a weed but before I spend hours pulling it all out, I want to make sure!
Thanks so much!

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RE: Is this a weed?

Perhaps an Acalypha ?

Here is a link that might be useful: Acalypha rhomboidea

RE: Is this a weed?

Carol thank you! I think you are correct! Am going to read more about this plant. I will be so relieved if I don't have to yank it! LOL!!!

RE: Is this a weed?

It is growing all over your property, which indicates a possible invasive nature, it has mildew on the leaves, and the plant as a whole doesn't have any decorative properties (insignificant flowers). Imo, it would be a no-brainer to get rid of it.

RE: Is this a weed?

when I googled the name from Carol, it first popped up as a 'wild flower' but as I did more reading, I found out it was an invasive weed so I spent the afternoon ripping it all out! So glad it is gone!

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