Weed Identification Guide ~ Musk Thistle:  Type: Broadleaf biennial weed;  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 2-inch purple flowers;  Control: Mulch to prevent it; use a post-emergence herbicide or dig it out.

Weed Identification Guide

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.

Weed Identification Guide  Oxalis  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  Control: Mulch garden areas in spring to prevent it; pull plants by hand or spray with a post-emergence herbicide in spring or fall.

Weed Identification Guide

Weed Identification Guide Oxalis Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: To 20 inches…

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Weed Identification Guide

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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.    Control: Mulch garden areas in spring to prevent it; pull plants by hand or spray with a post-emergence herbicide in spring or fall.

Weed Identification Guide

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.

Weed Identification Guide  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.  Control: Mulch to prevent; repeatedly chop down growing plants and/or treat with post-emergence herbicide.

Weed Identification Guide

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.

Weed Identification Guide  Yellow Sweet Clover  Type: Broadleaf annual  Size: 1-3 feet tall, 12-18 inches wide  Where it grows: Landscape and garden areas  Appearance: Lanky branches; clover-like leaves; fragrant yellow flowers.  Control: Mulch to prevent it; pull plants by hand or spot-treat a post-emergence herbicide.

Weed Identification Guide

Yellow Sweet Clover Type: Broadleaf annual Size: feet tall, inches wide Where it grows: Landscape and garden areas Appearance: Lanky branches; clover-like leaves;

Weed Identification Guide  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.  Control: Prevent it with a deep layer of mulch. Once the plant grows, hand-pull or spot-treat it with an herbicide.

Weed Identification Guide

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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How to Identify Weeds

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Having trouble identifying weeds? These pictures of weeds include many of the most common annual, biennial and perennial types of weeds.

Having trouble identifying weeds? These pictures of weeds include many of the most common annual, biennial and perennial types of weeds.

Weed Identification Guide  Ragweed  Type: Broadleaf annual  Size: To 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide  Where it grows: Landscape and garden areas in sun or partial shade  Appearance: Finely cut green leaves are almost ferny.  Control: Mulch to prevent it; use a post-emergence herbicide or pull it out by hand.

Weed Identification Guide

WEED: Ragweed Type: Broadleaf annual Size: To 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide Where it grows: Landscape and garden areas in sun or partial shade Appearance: Finely cut green leaves are almost ferny.

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