WEEDS

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Weeds That Can Damage Your Lawn

Corn speedwell - This weed grows as a single plant from a seed. It can be distinguished from other perennial species due to its seed. Its flowers look similar to the perennial ones. The winter annual species grows during the fall and flowers during the spring. It's difficult to control its growth. The set seeds are eliminated by hot and dry climate

Nutsedge - It's a perennial species germinating from seeds of unmowed plants. It grows as narrow spikelets on the umbel-like inflorescence. It has triangular stems and leaves that are tree-ranked, narrow, and have grass-like bases. The yellow nutsedge has single, fleshy tubers on their roots, while the purple nutsedge has strings of tubers on wiry rhizomes
Spurge - These are summer annual species which seeds when the soil temperature is around 55 degrees and continues to grow throughout the summers. The plant matures in hot climate conditions and it alone can produce several thousand seeds. There are small, oval opposite leaves that vary from dark green to red with brown blotches on the upper surface. The stem is reddish and low-grown and evolves from tap roots forming a dense mat. The milky sap is sticky
Lespedeza - An annual species that grows all summer and blooms during August through October. It has small flowers of purple color. The fruits are oval in shape. It's a prostrate and forms mats up to 18 inches in diameter
Nimblewill - It's a perennial reproduce from seeds. It's quite often mistaken for bentgrass in the North and bermudagrass in the South. It turns brown with the first frost
Knotweed - This is characterized by a short stem and long tap root. It has large yellow flowers that mature into round puffballs full of seed. The leaves bear rosettes and are oblong, lobed, and narrow. It flowers in spring or the early summer
Wild Violet - It's 2 to 5 inches tall with heart-shaped leaves and small, pansy-like flowers, which are anything between blue-violet to lilac or white. It's a perennial bloom between March and May. It grows best in cooler temperature
Curly Dock - It's a perennial species blooming between April and July. It's most active when the turf is dry and heat-stressed. It has small, green flower clusters near the top of the tall, main stem. The rosette has lance-shaped leaves with puckered, wavy edges
Common Chickweed - It's a winter annual bloom with low, slender, branched, and creeping stems with rows of hair. It has roots at its nodes. The leaves are yellow-green and heart-shaped with pointed tips. It grows best in cool and wet climates. It's differentiated from the mouse-ear chickweed by its shiny, light-green color
Bull Thistle - It's a biennial species that grows into a rosette of large, fleshy leaves with spines and toothed edges. It produces fewer flowers as compared to Canada thistle, which are fertile. In the second year, a woody stock produces a few rose-purple blossoms
Black Medic - It's similar to clover, except for the unique extended center leaflet. It forms a mat in the dormant turf. It has clusters of bright yellow flowers that mature and turn into thick, black, coiled seed pods 
Creeping Speedwell - It's perennial with small, delicate flowers, which are blue or pink or white. The leaves are scalloped on margins and positioned on opposite branches. Its growth is difficult to control because it's a creeper. It roots itself in the soil where the stem touches
Shepherdspurse - It's a winter annual belonging to the mustard family reproduced from seeds during the fall. It has a rosette growth with leaves that are hairy and have various lobes. There's a single, leafless stalk with small, white flowers, followed by a heart-shaped seed pod that contains shiny, orange-brown seeds
Dandelion - It's a seed reproduce. This has short stems and oblong, lobed, and narrow leaves that bear rosettes. The large yellow flowers mature into round puffballs full of seed, distributed by the wind for miles. It flowers during spring and the early summer and has long tap roots
Cinquefoil - It's a perennial species growing in the dry areas and resembles wild strawberry. It grows from seeds and runners. It has yellow flowers along the leaf axis. The leaves are palmately compounded with three leaflets and two lateral leaflets that are parted in a way to produce five leaflets that are arranged like fingers
Mouse-ear Chickweed - A vigorous perennial growth, it spreads with horizontal stems rooting at the nodes. It has oblong, stalkless leaves that have soft hair. The leaves are darker than those of the common chickweed. It can tolerate low mowing heights
Broadleaf Plantain - It's a perennial rosette reproduced by seeds. The seed stem resembles a rat's tail and the stem supports small flowers and seeds. It has large, rounded, deeply-veined leaves with wavy edges and purple-colored petioles. It has long tap roots which are similar to that of dandelions and helps in increasing the plant's resistance to stress and herbicides
Purslane - It's a summer annual species that germinates in soil temperatures of 70 to 80 degrees. It forms a mat and has green, thick, fleshy, stemless leaves. The stem is succulent and reddish, originating from the tap root. The seeds mature within 2 weeks and survive for one week after flowering
Pennywort - It's a perennial produce growing from rhizomes, tubers, and seeds. Mostly found in the transition zone and the south, this species generally grows in moist to wet soil. It has erect leaves with scalloped margins (inset) on long petioles in the centers of the umbrella-shaped leaves
Yellow/Orange Hackweed - This perennial species mostly grows in dry, infertile, acidic, and compacted soils. The flowers resemble dandelions and the rosettes include oblong, hairy leaves on the upper and lower surface. It spreads through seeds and short, leafy runners
White Clover - It's a perennial legume found in nitrogen-deficit turfs and areas with excessive moisture over a long period of time. The leaves have three leaflets with white watermarks. It has creeping stems that root at the nodes. The flowers are white with a hint of pink, which attracts bees and other insects. The seeds can survive in soil for more than 20 years
Canada Thistle - A tough perennial reproduced by seeds and rhizomes, this weed is difficult to be controlled. Characterized by oblong leaves that are lobed with spiny, toothed margins, it's often single and scattered in a patch. The small, lavender to rose-purple flower heads grow in clusters on 1- to 5-foot-long stems
Henbit - It's an upright winter annual member of the mint family with square stem branches near the ground. It germinates generally in the fall and flowers during the spring. Its leaves are deeply veined, hairy, coarsely toothed, and rounded. The upper leaves are stalkless and are clasped to the stem, covering bluish and pinkish flowers within them
Virginia Buttonweed - A perennial kind, it's mostly found from New Jersey to Missouri and from the south to the Gulf Coast. It forms a rough vegetation mat from fuzzy, branching stems. It's characterized by smooth, dark-green, slender, elliptical leaves that are around 1 inch long. The leaves are arranged on opposite stems. It has fleshy roots with a woody crown. It blossoms with small, white flowers having delicate, white tufts of hair on the inner surface
Healall - It's a low-growing perennial reproduced by seed or short runners, with sharply ridged square stems. The purple-colored leaves are elliptical with smooth margins and appear in pairs on each node. It has thick spikes of lipped, purple flowers
Ground Ivy - It's a perennial member of the mint family reproduced by seed and creeping stems, which roots at the nodes. It has square stems with a distinct mint odor and leaves with scalloped edges and rough upper surfaces. This weed forms dense patches in the sun or shade and is characterized by the spring blossom of trumpet-shaped, purplish flowers
Parsley Piert - Found generally in the transition zone and the south, this is a winter annual species that grows on sandy soils. It's a seed reproduce
Yellow Woodsorrel - It's counted among annual and short-lived perennial spreads by seeds. If you touch this highly fertile weed, the pods will scatter the seeds for several feet
Wild Garlic/Onion - Reproduced perennially by bulb and bulblets, this bulb germinates during the spring or fall. The tops fade during the hot weather. The leaves are slender, hollow, smooth with a pink sheath at the base. You'll get a characteristic onion or garlic smell from the leaves. It bears pink, white, or green flowers
Buckhorn Plantain - It's a perennial rosette reproduced from seeds, with a strong taproot. The leaves are long, narrow, and pointed with deep veins. It's highly fertile and the seeds grow on short spikes at the ends of long stalks. The reel mowers don't have seed heads
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