|Weed of the Week: Bullnettle
Texas Bullnettle (Cnidoscolus texanus)
Usually 1.5 to 3 feet tall with multiple stems. If any part of the stem is broken, a milky sap appears.
The leaves are dark green and located alternately along the stems. Leaves are 2 to 4 inches long with stinging hairs.
Texas Bullnettle leaves
The flowers, which appear from April through September, consist of 5 to 7 white, petallike sepals.
Texas Bullnettle Flower
Bullnettle is a very common plant found in all soil types. It is most common on sandy soils and disturbed areas. Bullnettle thrives in hot weather.
Select Herbicide Options:
Chaparral (for bermudagrass pastures, will destroy bahiagrass)
Cimarron Max (for bermudagrass pastures, will destroy bahiagrass)
REMEMBER: THE LABEL IS THE LAW! Always read the pesticide label before using.