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Common Weeds

A/P/Bi = annual, perennial or biennial
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Common Name Botanical Name Type Region A/P
Barnyard Grass Echinochloa muricata (Beauv.) Fern Grass Great Plains P
Bindweed, Field Convolvulus arvensis L. Broadleaf Great Plains P
Black Medic Medicago lupulina Broadleaf   A
Bull thistle Cirsium vulgare Broadleaf   Bi
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense Broadleaf   P
Carpet Weed Mollugo verticillata      
Chickweed Stellaria media Broadleaf   A
Chicory Cichorium intybus Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. P/Bi
Cocklebur Xanthium strumarium L. Broadleaf Throughout the U.S A
Common Lambsquarters Chenopodium album L. Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. A
Crabgrass, Common Digitaria sanguinalis Grass Entire U.S. except Southwest & south FL. A
Crabgrass, Smooth Digitaria spp. Grass Throughout the U.S. A
Curly Dock Rumex crispus Broadleaf    
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale Broadleaf   P
Dogfennel Eupatorium capillifolium      
Foxtail, Giant Setaria spp. Grass Eastcentral U.S. A
Foxtail, Yellow Setaria glauca Grass Throughout the U.S. P
Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata Broadleaf   Bi
Groundcherry, Smooth Physalis subglabrata Broadleaf    
Groundsel Senecio vulgaris Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. A
Hemp Dogbane Apocynum cannabinum Broadleaf Southeastern U.S. to TX.
Also from NY to VA
P
Jewgrass, Annual Microstegium vimineum Broadleaf   A
Knapweed, Spotted Centaurea maculosa Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. A
Kochia Kochia scoparia (L.)Schrad Broadleaf Northern U.S. except W Coast.
Most prevalent in the Grt. Plains
A
Lespedeza, Common Lespedeza striata      
Mallow, Common Malva neglecta Broadleaf   A/Bi
Morningglory, Tall Ipomoea purpurea Broadleaf Eastern one-half of the U.S.,
except, ND, SD and MN.
A
Morningglory, Pitted Ipomoea spp. Broadleaf Throughout the Southeast to Ohio A
Mustard Species Brassica spp. Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. A
Nightshade, Hairy Solanum sarrachoides Sendt. Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. A
Nutsedge, Yellow Cyperus esculentus   Throughout the U.S. P
Oxalis Oxalis spp. Broadleaf   P
Pigweed, Redroot Amaranthus retroflexus Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. A
Pigweed, Smooth Amaranthus hybridus Broadleaf Eastern half of U.S. A
Plantain Plantago major or
Plantago rugellii
Broadleaf   P/A
Puncturevine
(Caltro,Mex. Sandbur,
Goathead,Ground burnut)
Tribulus terrestris L. Broadleaf Throughout Southern
two-thirds of the U.S.
A
Purslane, Common Portulaca oleracea L. Broadleaf Throughout most of the U.S.:
Most abundant in NE.;
least in Pacific NW
A
Quackgrass Elytrigia repens Grass   P
Ragweed   Giant Ambrosia spp. Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. A
Reed Canary Grass Phalaris arundinacea L. Grass   P
Roundleaf Greenbriar Similax rotundifolia      
Sandbur, Field Cenchrus longispinus Grass Great Plains A
Shiney Cudweed Gnaphalium spicatum      
Smartweed  Knotweed Polygonum spp. Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. A
Sowthistle, perennial Sonchus spp. Broadleaf   P
Spurge, Leafy Euphorbia maculata or
Euphorbia esula
Broadleaf   A
Spurge, Roundleaf Euphorbia cordifolia or
Chamaesyce cordifolia
Broadleaf   A
Velvet Leaf Abutilon Theophrasti Medic. Broadleaf Throughout the U.S. A
Virginia Creeper Partheuocissus quinquefolia Broadleaf    
Wild Carrot Daucus carota      Bi
White Campion  2nd Pic Silene alba Broadleaf   Bi/P
White Clover Trifolium repens Broadleaf    

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