What is the plant
Filago is a genus of plants in the sunflower family, native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. They are sometimes called cottonroses or cudweeds.
The dwarf albumen grows as an annual herbaceous plant and reaches heights of 1 to 4 centimeters. It is branched at the base and hairy gray-tomentose. The stem leaves are 7-10 millimeters long and 3 millimeters wide. At the end of the stem sits a rosette of protruding, spatulate or egg-shaped leaves; it is blunt or pointed, protruding and 5–15 millimeters long and 2–5 millimeters wide.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
There are two kinds of weed pulling methods, namely hand pulling and pulling using tools. Hand pulling is often used to manage weeds in small areas because it's easier to plan and implement. All that is required is that you remove the roots without too much soil disturbance. This kind of pulling is useful in places that cannot be applied with herbicide. Meanwhile, tools can be used in removing, by properly grip the stem and provide the necessary force to pull its root out.
How? Pull out weeds slowly and carefully to prevent soil disruption. Disturbing the soil may provide a place for weeds to germinate and grow. Always wear your gloves, long-sleeved shirt, and pants when hand pulling as some plants can cause irritation to the skin when crushed or broken.
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