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. After flowering, the tiny green pods produce prickly burrs. These little green balls that get stuck in fur are driving me crazy. The plant is actually a legume and is a food source for some grazing animals. Little green plant /burrsballs in furr. They are out more in the winter months. This weed is especially adapted to dry, sandy soils but can be found growing in other types of soils as well. Seed is a burr with flattened spines. The sticky burrs must be softened before removal. Duct tape, tweezers and lint rollers also work. Grey-green leaves have deep lobes and are covered with short, bristly hairs. Haven't found it yet Spot-treat small areas with a broadleaf herbicide. Joined: Sep 17, 2011 Messages: 160 Likes Received: 0. Yomper PetForums Member. Wash your clothing and hair and then run a comb over the surface to pick up the burrs. There are several types of burr weeds, most of which can be found growing in a wide range of conditions and soil types. Types of Burr Weeds. 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. A single plant may have as many as 150 burrs, which can survive in the soil for several years. These will eventually dry up and turn brown, spreading seeds everywhere. 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. Carefully time applications of weed-and-feed products. Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Yomper, Jun 26, 2012. 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. Bur clover survives through the winter and is a source of foraging for deer and other animals. 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. Tiny, white to yellow flowers form on stems during summer to fall. Follow label instructions carefully. I know the weed this guy from Miami is talking about. Tiny green burrs. Toxic Burr Plants. Getting burdock out of clothes, hair and animals is difficult. Spurweed has a nasty little sticker but unfortunately the sticker is the seed and is left behind as these winter weeds are dying with hot weather. I can not get them off my clothes or my gardening gloves – all of which I now have had to throw away. The sticky burrs must be softened before removal. 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. Upright growth habit to about 30 inches tall. Controlling Field Sandbur (Grassbur) in Turfgrass James A. McAfee, Ph.D. Burr medic germinates in fall and winter, and flowers in spring. Spiny cocklebur (Xanthium spinosum) grows as high as 5 feet on disturbed soils and croplands across the South. Check carefully for remaining spikes. I have … I just “ran into” these little green burrs when weeding my yard. Posted by Lori, Quincy & Frankie on July 21, 2013 at 12:19pm in Discussing Labradoodles & Goldendoodles. You may need to repeat applications to provide control. A drought tolerant weed of sandy, disturbed ground. where these burrs touched my skin on the right arm I am having an allergic reaction I believe. Prostrate knotweed: Prostrate knotweed has small, pointed, blue-green leaves. They are a pain in the _ss. Its 1- to 3-inch, white-veined green leaves have spiny bases. 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