What is the plant
Filago pyramidata, common name broadleaf cottonrose or broad-leaved cudweed, is a European plant species in the sunflower family. It is native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East, plus Great Britain, the Low Countries, and Germany. It is also naturalized in scattered locations in North America (British Columbia, Oregon, California) and Australia (South Australia, Victoria),Pakistan, and other places.
Filago pyramidata is an annual herb up to 30 cm (1 foot) tall, covered with woolly hairs. The plant produces flower heads in dense clumps of 8-16 heads, each containing several small flowers.
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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