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How To Kill Burr Medic Weed

Burr Medic is another of the trifoliate type lawn weeds, with serrated green leaves, it has long reddish creeping stems, and small groups of pea sized yellow flowers. It produces prickly burrs, which begin as small green circular like pods, which later dry out, becoming brown in colour. Burr Medic can quickly bunch up and spread in garden beds and lawns. It's deep tap root encourages it's survival in conditions which may otherwise be hostile to lawns.

This weed reproduces by seed alone, so removing the weed before it sets out its seeds and prickles is the best way to reduce the infestation over the following years.

Burr Medic

Burr Medic Confusion

Burr Medic is another of the trifoliate type weeds, meaning its leaves are grouped together in bunches of three. Other similar trifoliate weeds are Clover and Oxalis, for the anyone outside of the industry, these three can be easily confused for each other.

Cultural Management Of Burr Medic

The continuing life cycle of Burr Medic can be controlled by regular mowing since its seed heads and flowers in mature plants mostly exist within mowing height.

Hand pulling is an easy and effective treatment for Burr Medic weeds.

Burr Medic Herbicides

Both Selective and Non Selective Herbicides can be used to easily control Burr Medic.

Autumn - Winter - Spring

Treatment Times
When Evident

Botanical Name
Medicago polymorpha

Life Cycle

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