Bindweed is a very invasive climbing shrub with white or pink trumpet shaped flowers. Hedge bindweed is easier to control by continually pulling any small stems you see or using a trowel to remove any accessible roots. By constantly removing any foliage the roots will starve and eventually die after on or two years of constant attention.
If pulled or hoed silverweed will quickly re-root so will need to be dug out. The plant will also reproduce like a strawberry by sending out rhizomes which root at the nodes and produce new plants.
Carole Watson April 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm
Skutch grass is also kept under control by applying nurtient rich mulches to the surface of the soil as it prefers a more compact and less fertile soil.
Plantain does have an antiseptic quality and can be used to relieve itching and redness form mosquito bites by crushing a leaf and rubbing on the wound.
Hi, I would need to see a picture in order to make an accurate identification. Regards.
As a rapidly spreading perennial, Nutsedge forms brown to tan colored tubers at the tips of rhizomes. It gets its name from its yellowish-brown or straw-colored seed heads. This weed is one of the more cold tolerant sedge species and can become a severe problem in both warm and cool seasons. Although difficult to control, it is much easier to control than other sedge species so proper identification is important.
Spotted spurge is a summer annual. While similar to prostate spurge, there are several subtle differences in the two varieties. Spotted spurge has a more erect growth habit than prostrate spurge. Its leaves are small and oblong shaped with an irregular red to purple spot in the center. The leaves grow opposite on the stem. Spurge contains a milky sap in the stem. The flower of spotted spurge is small and green in color. It germinates in mid spring and flowers from June to September.
Best known for their yellow flowers, dandelions have a thick tap root that is dark brown on the outside and milky white inside. Their long jagged leaves form a rosette lying close to the ground. Dandelion’s smooth, leafless and hollow stalks bear a single flower head and radiate straight out of their root system. A strong wind can carry away dandelion seeds miles away from its parent plant, traveling like tiny parachutes.
Lespedeza has inconspicuous purplish flowers forming mats of fifteen to eighteen inches in diameter. This weed has firm and woody stems. Its leaves consist of three oblong leaflets (trifoliolate) that appear obtuse at their apex and narrow at their base.
Corn Speedwell germinates in mid-fall. Its small flowers vary in color from white to blue and have branching upright stems. The flowers appear in the leaf axis and the seed develops into a distinctive heart shape. Speedwell’s upper leaves are more pointed whereas its lower leaves are nearly round with toothed margins. Fine hairs covers this weed.
The perennial white clover features white flowers and stems that root at its nodes. Each rounded flower head, approximately 1/2 to 1 1/4 inches long, consists of 20-40 individual white flowers and sits atop a stalk (peduncle) that arises from the leaf axils. Its trifoliate leaves have three egg-shaped leaflets, each of which is widest at the apex with an indentation at its apex. Leaflets usually have a lighter green or white ‘V-shaped’ marking close to their base and a slightly toothed margin.
Poa Annua is a low-growing tufted winter annual grass that germinates in the fall and reproduces via its seed. Its short, vivid green leaves are blunt at the tips yet shaped like the prow of a small canoe. Annual bluegrass can be found in lawns and flowerbeds but more often in compact areas along driveways and sidewalk edges.