Today we bribed him with an ice cream container with just a bit on the bottom to keep him occupied while we combed him out. Sticker Burr Weed Killer. These will eventually dry up and turn brown, spreading seeds everywhere. Tiny, white to yellow flowers form on stems during summer to fall. You may need to repeat applications to provide control. I've been looking everywhere for the name. Spot-treat small areas with a broadleaf herbicide. Tiny green burrs. A drought tolerant weed of sandy, disturbed ground. The sticky burrs must be softened before removal. So Quincy has twice come in COVERED in tiny green burrs that takes us a very long time to comb out! Types of Burr Weeds. Getting burdock out of clothes, hair and animals is difficult. Posted by Lori, Quincy & Frankie on July 21, 2013 at 12:19pm in Discussing Labradoodles & Goldendoodles. If they are really stuck you can use a seam ripper (a sewing tool) to pick the hair away from the burr so that you don't end up with a big bald patch. I can not get them off my clothes or my gardening gloves – all of which I now have had to throw away. Grey-green leaves have deep lobes and are covered with short, bristly hairs. This weed is especially adapted to dry, sandy soils but can be found growing in other types of soils as well. When my dogs have the ones that are particularly hard to get out I hold onto the burr and pull the hair away from the burr and toward their skin a little at a time so that it is not painful for them. Controlling Field Sandbur (Grassbur) in Turfgrass James A. McAfee, Ph.D. I know the weed this guy from Miami is talking about. Toxic Burr Plants. Follow label instructions carefully. Associate Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist Dallas, Texas Field sandbur (grassbur) is a summer annual grassy weed that can be found in home lawns, sports fields, parks and along roadsides. Little green plant /burrsballs in furr. There are several types of burr weeds, most of which can be found growing in a wide range of conditions and soil types. Yomper PetForums Member. The sticky burrs must be softened before removal. Fertilizing the lawn to buffer the stickers now, or raking them up is your only recourse. Duct tape, tweezers and lint rollers also work. I just “ran into” these little green burrs when weeding my yard. where these burrs touched my skin on the right arm I am having an allergic reaction I believe. The plant is actually a legume and is a food source for some grazing animals. It is a vine ground cover that has green stick seeds with a small head on a short stem that is near 1/4 inch long. The bur clover is a green plant with yellow bunches of flowers that often grows domestically in California and Texas, but it also grows elsewhere throughout North America. Bur clover survives through the winter and is a source of foraging for deer and other animals. Sticker burrs (Cenchrus echinatus), also called sandburs or grass burrs, annoy you and your pets as the small, prickly seed casings stick to your clothes or your pet's fur. Check carefully for remaining spikes. Burr medic germinates in fall and winter, and flowers in spring. A single plant may have as many as 150 burrs, which can survive in the soil for several years. Prostrate knotweed: Prostrate knotweed has small, pointed, blue-green leaves. Spiny cocklebur (Xanthium spinosum) grows as high as 5 feet on disturbed soils and croplands across the South. These little green balls that get stuck in fur are driving me crazy. They are a pain in the _ss. I don't think it is desmodium. Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Yomper, Jun 26, 2012. Wash your clothing and hair and then run a comb over the surface to pick up the burrs. Seed is a burr with flattened spines. Upright growth habit to about 30 inches tall. Carefully time applications of weed-and-feed products. 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