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Witchweed, Asiatic

Striga asiatica

Asiatic Witchweed

Synonyms

Red-witchweed

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer annual parasite
Growth Habit: Erect
Propagation: Seed, stolons, and rhizomes
Leaf Margin: Smooth, entire
Leaf Hairs: Stems only
Leaf Structure: Thin, pointed at apex
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Fibrous, parasitic capabilities
Flower Color: Red

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Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: DCPA
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Clethodim

 

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