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Hi, I just recently bought a house in Taylorsville in a older neighborhood. I have noticed some clover that is sort of a deep purplish color coming up all through my yard. What is it and how can I get rid of it?

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Don't know what you are describing exactly.  It possibly could be Oxalis, creeping wood sorrel that has shamrock type leaf, purple, and yellow flowers.  The best way is to bring in a fresh sample to our office for proper identification in order to offer a good management solution for control.

Our offices are at the Salt Lake County Government Complex, 2001 South State Rm S1200, and our offices are open M-F 9am to 5pm.  We also have a Plant Diagnostic Clinic on Mondays from 1 to 4pm, where the public is welcome to bring in samples for identification.  This clinic is staffed by volunteer Master Gardeners who want to help you with your gardening questions.

Posted on 11 Jun 2008

Maggie Shao
Horticulture Agent, Salt Lake County

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