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Weeds

What are Weeds?

Weeds are plants which are growing in the wrong place. Weeds are usually the native plants which are best adapted to the environment where they grow. Weeds have been introduced in the past for culinary, medicinal or decorative purposes. Weeds produce seeds that can lie dormant in the soil for many years, germinating when it is cultivated, or imported with 'new' topsoil.

Video demonstration on how to prevent weeds

Some of the most popular weeds are:

  • Barnyard grass
  • Bermuda grass
  • Black Medic
  • Black Mustard
  • Buttercups
  • Canada Thistles
  • Carolina Geraniums
  • Carpetweed
  • Cinquefoil
  • Cocklebur
  • Common Chickweed
  • Common Cocklebur
  • Crabgrass
  • Creeping Bellflower
  • Dandelions
  • Dock
  • Field Bindweed
  • Goosegrass
  • Ground Ivy
  • Henbit
  • Horsenettles
  • Japanese Barberry
  • Jimsonweed
  • Johnsongrass
  • Milkweed
  • Nutsedge
  • Pepperweed
  • Pigweed
  • Plantain
  • Poorjoe
  • Prickly lettuce
  • Quackgrass
  • Ragweed
  • Sorrel
  • Sowthistles
  • Spurge
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Virginia Buttonweed
  • Wild Garlic
  • Wild Mustard

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