Question of the Week: Florida Pusley

Last week the question was:  What is this weed?

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This is Florida pusley.  It is a summer annual with a spreading, prostrate growth habit.  It is commonly found in lawns in the South.  Seed production occurs quickly after the flowers appear.  When found this time of year, the best thing to do is just let the winter kill it and use a pre-emergent broadleaf herbicide in the spring to kill the seedlings as they emerge.  Here is a publication with more info.

 

Here is this week’s question:  What is this growing on an old piece of wood?

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Photo from William Hardee.

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2 Responses to Question of the Week: Florida Pusley

  1. Miracle L Lewis says:

    The picture is a little hard to see but I think it’s definitely fungi! Is it some type of little red mushroom? I found something similar on a Canadian photographers website but it was unidentified.

    MIRACLE LEWIS CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

    Cooperative Extension

    4-H Agent

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    Conway, SC 29526
    843.365.6715
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    From: Pee Dee Ag News
    Reply-To: Pee Dee Ag News
    Date: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10:39 AM
    To: Miracle L Lewis
    Subject: [New post] Question of the Week: Florida Pusley

    Justin Ballew posted: “Last week the question was: What is this weed? This is Florida pusley. It is a summer annual with a spreading, prostrate growth habit. It is commonly found in lawns in the South. Seed production occurs quickly after the flowers appear. When found “

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