Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: 12 inches tall, 6 - 16 inches wide Where it grows: Lawns and gardens in sun or shade Appearance: This common lawn weed has a strong taproot; leaves are deeply notched. Yellow flowers mature to puffballs. Lawn Weed Control Tip: Mulch to prevent it in gardens; pull plants by hand or use a post-emergence herbicide in lawns.
Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: To 20 inches tall Where it grows: Sunny or shady landscape, lawn, or garden areas Appearance: Light green leaves that look like clover and cup-shape yellow flowers in summer and fall Grass Weed Control Tip: Mulch garden areas in spring to prevent it; pull plants by hand or spray with a post-emergence herbicide in spring or fall. Note: The leaves are edible in small quantities and have a sharp, sour taste. They can be harmful if eaten in large amounts.
Type: Grassy annual Size: To 18 inches tall and 20 inches wide Where it grows: Lawn, landscape, and garden areas in sun or shade Appearance: Grassy weeds; grows roots anywhere the stem makes soil contact; seed heads spread out like four fingers. Weed Control Tip: Mulch to prevent it or use a pre-emergence herbicide in lawns; pull plants by hand or spot-treat with a nonselective post-emergence herbicide. Note: Each plant can produce up to 150,000 seeds.
Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: Climbs 6 feet or more Where it grows: Landscape and garden areas in sun Idnetify Weeds: Arrowhead-shape leaves on twining vines; bears white to pale pink morning glory-type flowers. Control: Mulch to prevent; repeatedly chop down growing plants and/or treat with post-emergence herbicide. Note: Wandering roots produce offspring 20 - 30 feet from the mother vine.
Type: Grassy perennial Size: 2 feet tall, 1 foot wide Where it grows: Lawn, landscape, or garden areas with moist soil in sun or shade Appearance: Shiny, grassy leaves; nutlike tubers on the root system. Control: Mulch garden areas in spring to prevent it; pull plants by hand or spray with a post-emergence herbicide containing MSMA.
More next time about weed identification. Here is where I have learned alot. I have these plants and weeds, now I know a name for them.
Till next time this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty, Iowa
Most Annoying Weeds and How to Get Rid of Them