Identify Common Lawn Weeds in Ohio

             Dandelions












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

      














 


Wild Violets - This perennial weed can be easily identified by their heart shaped leaves and small purple flowers.


    Ground Ivy













Ground Ivy -  This perennial creeping weed can be easily identified by it� s heavily veined appearance and round, scalloped edged leaves.

   Spurge














Spurge - This annual weed can be easily identified by its flat, mat-like growth and purplish splotched leaves.


   Black Medic












Black Medic - This annual weed can be most identified by its 3 clover-like leaflets and small bright yellow flowers.

 Chickweed














Chickweed  - This annual weed can be most easily identified by its tiny pointed oval un-toothed leaves and its slender delicate stems with tiny white flowers.

White Clover























White Clover - This perrenial weed can be most easily identified by its 3 trifoliate egg shaped leaf stems and its white flowering nodes.

Oxalis













Oxalis - This perennial weed can be most easily identified by its 3 somewhat folded heart shaped leaflets with yellow flowers.

Thistle













Thistle - The perennial weed can be most easily identified by its long leaves with sharp spines. This particular weed grows very aggressively in the hotter months.

  

   Purselane










Purselane -  This low lying creeping annual weed can be most easily identified by its thick, round reddish stems and paddle shaped leaves.


  

 Buckhorn Plantain












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












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












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












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

 









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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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