Weed Identification Guide Musk Thistle Type: Broadleaf biennial Size: To 6 feet tall and 18 inches wide Where it grows: Landscape and garden areas in full sun Appearance: Prickly leaves off of tall stems topped by heavy purple flowers.
Creeping Charlie Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: 4 inches tall, several feet wide Where it grows: Shady lawn, landscape, or garden areas Appearance: Groundcover with scalloped leaves and clusters of purple flowers in late spring.
Bindweed Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: Climbs 6 feet or more Where it grows: Landscape and garden areas in sun Appearance: Arrowhead-shape leaves on twining vines; bears white to pale pink morning glory-type flowers.
WED: Pokeweed Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: To 10 feet tall and 2 feet wide Where it grows: Sunny landscape or garden areas Appearance: Light green leaves with clusters of white flowers and dark purple berries.
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