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  • Horses eating creeping water primrose

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    07-18-2012, 02:20 PM
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Foal
can anyone help identify this weed

Hello this is growing in our pond and I can't figure out what it is. It floats and it flowers these yellow flowers and it is taking over we have been pulling it out with a rake to remove it but today I noticed the horse eating it I want to figure out what it is if its safe or not.
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    07-18-2012, 02:28 PM
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Showing
It would help if we knew in what country you lived. They look similar to buttercups, but they're not.
     
    07-18-2012, 02:34 PM
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Foal
Iam in usa in kansas.
     
    07-18-2012, 02:43 PM
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Showing
It's called creeping water primrose. It's an invasive species, and you're going to have a heck of a time getting rid of it.
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    07-18-2012, 02:49 PM
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Banned
Yeah, don't do what USDA has done on numerous occasions and import another alien species to eat it...
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    07-18-2012, 02:57 PM
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Showing
Why Face, you don't think the Nutria were a good idea? Or swans? How about kudzu? Japanese beetles?
     
    07-18-2012, 03:42 PM
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Started
In all fairness we gave the rest of the world the Colorado Potato beetle.
     
    07-18-2012, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Why Face, you don't think the Nutria were a good idea? Or swans? How about kudzu? Japanese beetles?
And grass carp and...and...

Your tax dollars at work...

Nutria were their crowning achievement, though. Just what a country needs - millions of 15 pound rats...
     
    07-18-2012, 05:01 PM
  #9
Foal
It is not on the list of toxic plants to horses if that helps.
     
    07-18-2012, 05:30 PM
  #10
Green Broke
I'd put a call in to my county agent and see what they recommend to get rid of it.
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