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Types of Garden Weeds

Amaranth​
Amaranth​

Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants. Most of the Amaranthus species are summer annual weeds and are commonly referred to as pigweed.

Amaranthus ​Albus​
Amaranthus ​Albus​

Amaranthus albus L. var. pubescens (Uline & Bray) Fernald: AMGRP: Amaranthus graecizans L. var. pubescens Uline & Bray: AMPU: Amaranthus pubescens (Uline & Bray) Rydb.

Chickweed​
Chickweed​

Chickweed is a common problem in the lawn and garden. While difficult to control, it is possible. Read this article to learn about the best way to kill chickweed before it becomes out of hand in the landscape.

Common ​Couch​
Common ​Couch​

Common couch is a native perennial grass found throughout the British Isles. It grows on most soil types except those with a low pH. It prefers heavier land but is able to spread more readily in lighter soils. The UK distribution of common couch closely follows that of cultivated land.

Common ​Purslane​
Common ​Purslane​

The purslane plant can be a difficult weed to control due to its multiple survival methods. Much like a zombie, even after you think you have killed it, it can come back to life again and again. The purslane weed can be controlled though, if you are familiar with all of the ways it can thwart you trying to remove it.

Creeping ​Thistle​
Creeping ​Thistle​

For creeping thistle, cut it down when the thistles are 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15.24 cm) long. Usually, this will be around early June. Cut it again when you next notice new shoots coming out.

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Dandelion​
Dandelion​

1. Dandelion . The quintessential garden and lawn weed, dandelions have a bad reputation among those who want grass that looks as uniform as a golf course, but every part of this common edible weed is tasty both raw and cooked, from the roots to the blossoms.

Field ​Bindweed​
Field ​Bindweed​

Controlling bindweed can be difficult, but it can be done. Learn more here. Any gardener that has had the displeasure of having bindweed in their garden, knows how frustrating and infuriating these weeds can be.

Finger-​Grasses​
Finger-​Grasses​

The 10 Worst Garden Weeds The ... Grasses took the cake among the top 10 worst weeds in home gardens with four representatives: ... crowfoot grass, finger grass, ...

Morning Glory​
Morning Glory​

Morning glory weeds in the garden can be viewed as a nemesis due to the rapid spread and ability to take over garden areas. Alternately, you can release that tension and go Zen by admiring the twining vines and lovely soft flowers.

Pigweed​
Pigweed​

Pigweed, Amaranthus retroflexus, is a common weed found all across the North American continent. The weed is known by many names, including rough pigweed, redroot pigweed, redroot amaranth, green amaranth, wild beet, pigweed amaranth, red-root pigweed and careless weed.

Ribwort ​Plantain​
Ribwort ​Plantain​

Ribwort plantain is a common perennial weed of arable fields and grassland, widespread throughout the UK on a range of soils. It may behave as a biennial or even an annual but is a true perennial with a thick short rhizome. It is a common roadside plant.

Shepherd's ​Purse​
Shepherd's ​Purse​

However, shepherd's purse is one of a few weeds which can not be eliminated by frequent mowing, alone. Once the seeds have germinated, shepherd's purse will thrive at even the lowest mowing height, due to its flat rosette of foliage.

Yellow ​Nutsedge​
Yellow ​Nutsedge​

Yellow nutsedge plants are also called earth almonds due to the tuber's similar flavor. While not on local restaurant menus yet, this weed has potentnial.

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