Dompjr
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How do I get rid of these??

I have some land in upstate NY and these weeds are taking over, they are hard to mow beacuse they are thick and around 3 feet high. Any idea what thye are called and how to get rid of them somewhat easily? Any way of doing it without harmful chemicals, there is a stream close by. Thanks!

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Thanks but I don't belive that's it. I just looked at some pictures online of Russian Hogweed and that does not appear to be the same. Looks like the Hogweed sprouts white flowers and I've never seen these flower before and the leaves look a liitle different.....
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I don't know what this is. I remember it from living in NJ as a kid. I mistook it for seedling chrysanthemum and encouraged it one spring. Can't remember the root system or how I managed it, but it was a recurrent problem. Good luck. Hope someone knows what it is.

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Do you think it might be creeping buttercup? It's a notorious lawn weed.

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The leaves look simailr but no. These do not creep the grow vertically. I brought one down to a local nursery and he said it was mum weed. I cannot find mum weed anywhere on the internet though...
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Perhaps the nurseryman meant wild chrysanthemum, also known in the U.S. as mugwort. "Mum" is often used as a shortened form for "chrysanthemum". Here's a pic:

[img]https://njaes.rutgers.edu/images/photos/weeds/medium/mugwort-300.jpg[/img]

The creeping buttercup I eradicated from my yard grew upright, but spread by stolons from the outermost stems. The patch stood about 18" high in the center. :)
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Take a look at the second photograph of mugwort in this [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_vulgaris]Wikipedia article[/url]; it may look familiar....

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