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Stachys floridana is a smooth or hairy, freely branched upright perennial herb. Leaves are arranged oppositely along the stem and are lance shaped with rounded margins. Florida Betony branches from slender underground stems with segmented tubers. Native to Florida, Florida Betony can now be found from Virginia to Texas.

Paspalum setaceum also called Bull Paspalum, is a warm-season perennial in the family Poaceae, found throughout much of the United States but primarily along the eastern corridor. Thin Paspalum can be identified by its flat, hairy to almost smooth, leaf blades. This weed produces short rhizomes and can form a clump.

Kummerowia striata is a freely-branched summer annual legume with leaves that alternate with three egg-shaped to oblong, smooth leaflets with a short spur at the tip of each. Leaflets also have prominent mid veins with parallel veins. Common Lespedeza is common in the Southern Unites States, north to Pennsylvania and west to Texas, Kansas and Missouri.

Florida Pusley

Polygonum aviculare is a mat-forming, summer annual identifiable by its blue-green colored, alternating leaves. Leaves are smooth, oblong to linear in appearance and joined to the stem by a sheathing membrane. The annual flowers from late spring until frost and is found throughout the United States.

Lolium perenne is a winter annual or perennial that is often a weed leftover from seeding of these grasses in the fall. These plants can become clumpy and unsightly in appearance. Perennial ryegrass is a low-growing, tufted, hairless grass, lacking stolen or rhizomes. Leaves are dark green, smooth and glossy on the lower surface, with un-toothed parallel sides and prominent parallel veins on the upper surface.

Eleusine indica is a summer annual with compressed, often flattened, stems radiating outward from a center point that is white/gray in color. Leaves are smooth, folded in the bud, occasionally with hair near the base. Goosegrass can be found throughout temperate and warm regions of the United States.

Diodia virginiana is a mat-forming spreading perennial herb. Leaves are elliptic to lance-shaped and are joined across the stem by a lightly hairy membrane. Leaves are dark green and shiny, with white tubular flowers at each leaf axel. The weed can be found in New Jersey, west to Illinois and Missouri and south into the Gulf Coast states.

Crested Goosefoot also know as Crested Crumbweed, is a lower growing prostrate or spreading weed, it can grow 30cm tall. Leaves leave are alternating along the reddish stems and when crush are quite aromatic. Stems are not woody and spreads quickly from the crown and one main thick tap root, from this numerous course roots grow laterally. Leaf sizes are normally small to 20mm long with the normal irregular goosefoot shape which can be hairy, sticky, flat with toothed or…

Richardia is an annual spreading prostrate weed, often growing to 50-60 cm across and 10 cm tall. This species of Richardia is quite common in Australia it has a thick white central tap root usually contorted from the crown of the plant. The crown is made up of green prostate stems, many branched with very small white hairs. Leaves occur in opposing pairs and are connected to the stem with a ridge of numerous broad irregular bristles. The leaf has…

Onion Grass or Guildford Grass (Romulea Rosea)

Summer grass is common in Australia’s lawns. It is a very fast-growing weed which sends out its shoots in all directions from its centre and spreads through stolons (above ground runners). Summer grass stems are either brown or red, with thin grey-green leaves and fine vertical seed heads that are spiky. A vigorous seeding plant, summer grass needs to be removed from lawns immediately. It’s like your lawn – lawn mowing has no impact on its control or growth, other…

Burr medic is another of the trifoliate type lawn weeds, meaning its leaves are grouped together in bunches of three. With serrated green leaves, it has long reddish creeping stems, and small groups of pea sized often yellow flowers. It grows prickly burrs, which begin as small green pods and later dry out, becoming brown in colour. Similar trifoliate weeds are clover and oxalis, and these three broadleaf weeds can be easily confused for each other. If you’re not sure,…

Clover is noticeable by its ball-like flowers, which can often be partially yellow or beige colouring. It has trifoliate green leaves and rapidly growing green stems which grow quickly to spread the weed very efficiently, often becoming large weeds. As well as propagating new plants, it will take control of a lawn in no time if left untreated. Clover is a nuisance when it invades lawns, as it is very noticeable. Clover is difficult to control as it easily grows…