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Weeds of our garden

 

This is an equal-opportunity website, so I've reserved a page for the weeds that grow in our garden areas. Of course, what's a weed is in the eye of the beholder - what is a wildflower garden to one may be a weedy patch to another. Many common weeds have cultivated varieties that are purposely used in gardens. And on the other hand, many plants that we bring into our gardens have self-propagation strategies that make its abundant offspring less than welcome.

On this page, I limit the entries to plants commonly thought of as weeds that occur in our gardens. I've not listed all of them - many of them, I haven't a clue what they are. For some of those, I put up a page anyway, (see the generic "Weed" listings below), and I'm looking for identification on those, to complete these pages. If you have any ideas, please note them in the comments. Enjoy!

 

Abutilon theophrasti
velvetleaf
Acalypha virginica
Virginia copperleaf; Virginia three-seed mercury
Algae
string algae
Alliaria petiolata
Amaranthus (weed species)
pigweed
Amaranthus spinosus
spiny amaranth; thorny pigweed
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
common ragweed
Anagallis arvensis
scarlet pimpernel
Apocynum cannabinum
Arctium lappa
great burdock
Artemisia annua
sweet Annie
Artemisia vulgaris
mugwort
Asclepias syriaca
common milkweed
Asclepias verticillata
whorled milkweed
Calystegia sepium
hedge bindweed
Chamaesyce maculata
spotted spurge
Chenopodium album
lamb's quarters
Chenopodium glaucum
oakleaf goosefoot
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
ox-eye daisy
Cichorium intybus
common chicory
Cirsium arvense
Canada thistle
Cirsium vulgare
bull thistle
Convolvulus arvensis
field bindweed
Conyza canadensis
horseweed
Daucus carota
Queen Anne's lace
Descurainia sophia
tansy mustard
Duchesnea indica
indian strawberry; mock strawberry
Erechtites hieraciifolius
pilewort; American fireweed
Erigeron annuus
Eastern daisy fleabane
Erigeron philadelphicus
common fleabane
Fallopia convolvulus
wild buckwheat; black bindweed
Galinsoga quadriradiata
shaggy soldier; hairy galinsoga
Galium aparine
cleavers; catchweed bedstraw
Geum canadense
white avens
Hieracium aurantiacum
hawkweed
Lactuca canadensis
wild lettuce
Lactuca serriola
prickly lettuce
Lamium amplexicaule
henbit dead nettle
Lamium purpureum
purple deadnettle
Medicago lupulina
black medic
Melilotus albus
white sweet clover
Melilotus officinalis
yellow sweet clover
Morus alba
white mulberry
Oenothera biennis
common evening primrose
Oxalis corniculata
creeping woodsorrel
Oxalis stricta
yellow wood sorrel
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Virginia creeper
Persicaria maculosa
smartweed; lady's thumb
Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata
smooth groundcherry
Phytolacca americana
American pokeweed; poke sallat
Plantago lanceolata
narrow-leaf plantain
Plantago major
broadleaf plantain
Polygonum aviculare
prostrate knotweed
Portulaca oleracea
purslane
Potentilla norvegica
rough cinquefoil
Ranunculus abortivus
buttercup; small-flowered crowfoot
Rorippa sp.
yellow cress
Rorippa sylvestris
creeping yellow cress
Rumex crispus
curly dock
Senecio vulgaris
common groundsel
Setaria sp.
foxtail grass
Sisymbrium loeselii
small tumble-mustard
Solanum dulcamara
climbing nightshade, bitter nightshade
Sonchus asper
annual sowthistle
Sonchus oleraceus
common sowthistle
Stellaria media
common chickweed
Tanacetum vulgare
tansy
Taraxacum officinale
dandelion
Thlaspi alliaceum?
garlic pennycress
Toxicodendron radicans
poison ivy
Trifolium repens
white clover
Tussilago farfara
coltsfoot
Veronica arvensis
wall speedwell
Veronica peregrina?
purslane speedwell
Veronica persica?
Vicia sativa
common vetch


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