Identify Common Lawn Weeds in Ohio
Dandelions - This broadleaf weed can be most easily identified by its yellow bloom and hollow stalks. These pesky weeds go to seed usually within 5-8 weeks.
Wild Violets - This perennial weed can be easily identified by their heart shaped leaves and small purple flowers.
Purselane - This low lying creeping annual weed can be most easily identified by its thick, round reddish stems and paddle shaped leaves.
Buckhorn Plantain - This perennial weed can be most easily identified by its long slender leaves approx. 1 inch across and its slender spike found at the tip.
Knotweed - This annual weed can be most easily identified by its numerous slender wiry stems. Leaves are blue-ish green in color with narrow oval shaped leaves.
Speedwell - This creeping annual weed can be most easily identified by its bright green, round leaves with scalloped edges. Leaves are tiny and are light blue in color.
Nutsedge - This popular perennial sedge can commonly be mistaken for grass. It can be most easily identified by its cross sectioned root system arranged in sets of 3 from the base and its nut shaped tuber at the bottom.
Crabgrass - Sprawls low across the ground from one central root. Spreading stems with wide, flat leaf blades that lie on the ground with tips ascending.
Bittercress - This Winter annual weed can be easily identified by its central stem which ascends, branching occasionally to produce secondary stems. It is light to medium green in color and has small white flowers.