PSA - invasive ground cover

frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
Wedeila trilobata, yellow ground daisy

Dadgummit, I planted this in the yard a couple years ago as an alternative to turf grass because of it's drought tolerance and ability to spread and now it's considered an invasive pest that can harm Florida livestock, avoid planting this


http://www.floridata.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Wedelia%20trilobata/113
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  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 26,175 AG
    You have livestock?

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  • frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
    no, just a few laying hens, but it can wind up in pastures hurting other people's herds, i don't want that, guess it'll have to be ripped out
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  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 26,175 AG
    frank wrote: »
    no, just a few laying hens, but it can wind up in pastures hurting other people's herds, i don't want that, guess it'll have to be ripped out

    Make cold medicine out if it. Don't waste it.

    Mini Mart Magnate

  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,068 AG
    My GM used to have it. Great ground cover. Funny it too almost 50 years to realize it was invasive.

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  • frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
    When we planted it UF was still recommending it:http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fp612

    Now they are saying pull it out: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/weeds-and-invasive-plants/wedelia.html

    pita
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  • hatcityhatcity Posts: 3,050 Captain
    stimulating the economy that's all
    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
  • Finger MulletFinger Mullet Posts: 3,852 Officer
    try using a native plant of some sort if you yank it out
  • frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
    i will, we planted lots of the native mimosa, ground cover, sensitive plant, that and coonties will fill the space
    We had tried dune sunflowers there but they didn't do well
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