Identify Lawn Weed


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As amendment changes have taken hold in the lawn, and changes in the way I have been cultivating have begun to change the opportunity for plants to grow, I have grown a weed of some sort that I think is a chickweed but what is it really?

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I don't know the exact specie, but it looks like something from the Galium genus, which includes plants like Sweet Woodruff and Sticky Willy. I wouldn't say its either of those two, but it's definitely a close relative.
 
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I don't know the exact specie, but it looks like something from the Galium genus, which includes plants like Sweet Woodruff and Sticky Willy. I wouldn't say its either of those two, but it's definitely a close relative.
Stick willy is abundant in the spring here. Its so wildly different looking I would not have connected them, but the conditions for growing would be about the same.
 
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Does anyone think this plant is a form of speedwell? It would explain its resistance to the weed killer I used prior to reseeding, its low growth habit, it being spread by a mulching mower via chopped root bits and so forth, as well as its summer disappearing act since it is a cool season weed.
 
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resistant to 2,4 D and its ilk. This explains my over abundance after my first round with 4 speed xt. Quinclorac should take it out and make room for my reseeding efforts. If it is speedwell anyway.
 
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It has a very small four pointed flower. I will look and see. The flowers are visible in the last photo. I wish my phone camera had a plant mode
 

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