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Weed-opedia: Purslane Speedwell

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Purslane Speedwell

 Purslane Speeedwell (Veronica Peregrina)

What does it look like?: Purslane Speedwell is an erect growing weed with thin tall stalks, which produce clusters of green leaves and small white flowers.

What causes it?: Moist soil that is loosely compacted.

When does it show up?: Typically a Winter annual.

Best treatment plan: Can be pulled by hand. A less manually intensive treatment can be done by using a selective herbicide to address problem areas. Call a professional for a free quote.

How long will it take to get rid of it?: With the use of herbicide, it may only take a few days to kill. Just make sure that you are diligent in keeping a close eye on moist, shady areas.