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What kind of weed is this and how to deal with

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Dec 5, 2006
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Markham

What kind of weed is this and how to deal with

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May 28, 2012
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Saskatoon
My guess is Chionodoxa aka glory-of-the-snow. Not really a weed because some people deliberately plant it to naturalize in grassy areas. I have Siberian Squill which looks similar but the flowers face downwards. You can dig them out if you don't want them, also pick off the seed balls so they don't spread further into your lawn.
[OP]
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Dec 5, 2006
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Markham
Mars2012 wrote: My guess is Chionodoxa aka glory-of-the-snow. Not really a weed because some people deliberately plant it to naturalize in grassy areas. I have Siberian Squill which looks similar but the flowers face downwards. You can dig them out if you don't want them, also pick off the seed balls so they don't spread further into your lawn.
Thanks

Could weed b gon kill them
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Feb 7, 2017
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Eastern Ontario
As stated not a weed
Just another variety of spring blooming bulb
(Squirrels may have planted them for you ... having moved them from someone else’s garden )

I wouldn’t even bother getting rid of them
Not worth the hassle

They bloom just a few short days once the snow melts
(Hence their common name ... Glory-of-the-snow)

Rest of the year you won’t even know they exist
Go about your year ... mowing right over them

You may even forget you have them
Til next Spring, when they surprise you with their unexpected BURST of early spring as the snow melts
I actually smile when I see them
It’s truly early new life

I certainly would not go to the expense or trouble to remove them
Or resort to unnecessary chemicals
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May 28, 2012
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smartie wrote: Thanks

Could weed b gon kill them
I'm not sure what's in weed b gon (your province has different rules about herbicides).

Is there a lot? If it's just a few patches, digging them out and not allowing them to flower/set seed might be an alternative solution. You can kill off the top but there could be enough stored energy in the bulb for the plant to send up new shoots.
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Dec 5, 2006
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Mars2012 wrote: I'm not sure what's in weed b gon (your province has different rules about herbicides).

Is there a lot? If it's just a few patches, digging them out and not allowing them to flower/set seed might be an alternative solution. You can kill off the top but there could be enough stored energy in the bulb for the plant to send up new shoots.
I just worried they spread all over my yard
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Dec 5, 2006
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PointsHubby wrote: As stated not a weed
Just another variety of spring blooming bulb
(Squirrels may have planted them for you ... having moved them from someone else’s garden )

I wouldn’t even bother getting rid of them
Not worth the hassle

They bloom just a few short days once the snow melts
(Hence their common name ... Glory-of-the-snow)

Rest of the year you won’t even know they exist
Go about your year ... mowing right over them

You may even forget you have them
Til next Spring, when they surprise you with their unexpected BURST of early spring as the snow melts
I actually smile when I see them
It’s truly early new life

I certainly would not go to the expense or trouble to remove them
Or resort to unnecessary chemicals
Thanks

That's better if they will only bloom a few weeks. Definitely from my neighbors. I saw it in some neighbors yards

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