My kingdom for a camera! I don't have one, but I'll describe this the best I can:
I'm looking for a way to get rid of a weed we always called sandspurs when I was a kid. I tried Googling this, but the "sandspurs" in the pictures aren't the same kind in my yard.
What Google calls sandspurs are that type that has a an inch-or-so-long prickly burr on a stalk, like a stiff little caterpillar on a stick, or a prickly little cob of corn.
The kind in my yard is the one that has star-shaped spurs, that come on the end of a stalk just like a "flower" of spurs. At the end of the stalk are flower-like structures with radiating spokes, and at the end of each spoke of the little wheel or flower or whatever is a nasty little burr where the "petals" of the flower ought to be.
I'm trying to find out what the actual name of that kind of sandspur is, so I can work on finding ways to kill it.
I've been pulling and pulling and PULLING them, but it turns out that every single clump of what looked like grass a month ago is actually one of these darn weeds!
Can you guys help?
Thank you very much for any advice you might have.