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This section contains some descriptions and photos of the most common weeds in this region. Check the link at the bottom for additional weeds if you need additional info. if even further assistance is needed please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. i would be more than happy to assist any way possible. Feel free to include photos if necessary.


Thistles



Annual Sowthistle 


Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - The edges of this plant are serrated, irregular, lobed and crinkled.

Hair - This plant does not have any hair on either the front or back side of the plant.

Leaf Size -  2 to 2.5 inches in width

Flower - Yellow

Petals - Six

Growth - Erect

Life Cycle - Annual

Habitat - Found in pastures, gardens and vacant lands throughout the U.S

Preventative Measures - Thickening the turf will help prevent this weed in turf grass areas.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages.



 

Bull Thistle Flower

 

Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - edges are irregular in shape, whorled or ranked.

Hair - Both the front side and back side of this plant has a moderate amount of hair.

Width - 2.5 to 3 inches in width.

Flower - Pink or Purple

Petals - Six

Growth - Appears flat then erect.

Life Cycle - Two Years

Habitat - Found in uncultivated land badly damaged lawns throughout the mid west states.

Preventative Measures - Maintain a healthy, thick lawn to help prevent this weed.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages.




Bull Thistle Juvenile

 Bull Thistle Fully Mature

 

Canada Thistle Mature and Flowering

Canada Thistle Juvenile

 

Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - The edges of this plant are irregular and crinkled.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or back side of this plant.

Width - 2.5 to 3 inches in width.

Flower -  Pink/ Purple

Petals - Six

Growth habit - Appears flat then grows erect.

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in most crops, fields and badly damaged lawns.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages.


 

 




Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - The edges of this plant are lobed and curled.

Hair - This plant has a very dense amount of hair on front side and back side.

Width - 2.5 to 3 inches in width.

Flower -  White / Pink/ Purple

Petals - Six

Growth habit - Appears flat then grows erect.

Life Cycle - Two Years

Habitat - Found in most crops, fields and badly damaged lawns.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages or once the plant is flowering and with a stestemic weed control due to the hair on the plant.

 Musk Thistle Juvenile

 Musk Thistle Mature

 

Black Medic



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Oval plant with very finely serrated edge with three leaves.

Hair - There is a dense amount of hair on the front side and back side of this plant.

Width - Less than an inch.

Flower -  Yellow

Petals - Two

Growth habit - Spreading.

Life Cycle - Perennial / Annual / Biennial ( Two Years)

Habitat - Found in moist fields and turfs.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages or after flowering.

 

 



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Circular in shape with coarsely, serrated, irregular and curled edges.

Hair - There is a small amount of hair on the front side and back side of this plant.

Width - 2.5 to 3 inches.

Flower -  Green to Brown.

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in moist fields, turfs and pastures.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages or after flowering.

 

Broadleaf Plantain

 

Buckhorn Plantain


Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Lance with smooth edges. Basel like leaves.

Hair - There is a dense amount of hair on the front side and back side of this plant.

Width - Less than an inch.

Flower -  White and Green.

Petals - Multiple at least three.

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Roadsides, lawns and gardens.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages or after flowering.

 

 



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Heart shaped with irregular edges.

Hair - There is a dense amount of hair on the front side and back side of this plant.

Width - varies depending on maturity over one inch.

Flower -  White and Green.

Petals - Six.

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Biennial. ( 2 Years )

Habitat - Wastelands, Badly damaged areas, uncultivated areas. .

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Burdock

 

Chickweed Mature

Chickweed Flowering and Seeding

 Chickweed Juvenile

Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Oval in shape with smooth edges.

Hair - Some hairs along the base and as the plant matures the hairs move up the stem in a line.

Width - Less than an inch.

Flower -  White, 2 parted usually in four pairs.

Petals - White

Growth habit - Spreading

Life Cycle - Annual

Habitat - found in lawns gardens and many other areas throughout the U.S.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

 




Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Lanceolate with smooth irregular edges.

Hair - There are no hairs on either the back side or front side.

Width - 1.5 to 2 inches

Flower -  Blue and Purple

Petals - Six

Growth habit - Spreading and erect

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - found in meadows, pastures and roadsides and sometimes found in lawns.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Chickory

 

Common Mullein Matured






Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Lanceolate with smooth edges.

Hair - Very Dense hairs on front side and back side.

Width - at least 6 inches.

Flower -  Yellow

Petals - Five

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Biennial ( 2 Years )

Habitat - found in pastures and roadsides, and in lawns much in much smaller form. ( Gravely soils throughout the U.S )

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height and for better control stomp on the plant breaking it open first due to very dense hairs)

 

 

Curled Dock Seeding


Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Oval with curled edges.

Hair - No hair on either the front side or the back side.

Width - 2 to 2.5 inches

Flower -  Green

Petals - Six

Growth habit - Appears wide then grows erect.

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in Dim, shady places and along creek beds and swamp areas. Also found in extremely moist lawns.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control- Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height)

Curled Dock Juvenile

Curled Dock Mature

 

Dandelion Seeds and Stems

Dandelion Mature





Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Oval with irregular lobed edges.

Hair - No hair on either the front side or the back side.

Width - 1.5 to 2 inches in width.

Flower -  Yellow

Petals - Six

Growth habit - Appears wide then grows erect.

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in all environments especially lawns, gardens and meadows.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control- Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height)

 



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Oblong with finely serrated edges.

Hair - There is a dense amount of hair on the front side and the back side.

Width - 2 to 2.5 inches in width.

Flower -  Yellow

Petals - Six

Growth habit - Grows erect.

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Most commonly found in ditches and roadsides but also found in some lawns and pastures.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control- Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height)

Goldenrod Mature

 

 Henbit Juvenile

 Henbit Mature






Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Ovate with coarsely serrated edges.

Hair - There is a very dense amount of hair on the front side and the back side.

Width - Approx. 1 inch in width.

Flower -  White, Pink and Purple

Petals - 2

Growth habit - appears flat but then grows erect.

Life Cycle - Annual

Habitat - Most commonly found newly seeded lawns with very rich soils.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control- Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height)

 

 






Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Linear and oblong with smooth edges..

Hair - There is no hair on the front side and the back side.

Width - Approx. 1 inch in width.

Flower -  White, Green

Petals - 5

Growth habit - Spreads in a vine like manner.

Life Cycle - Annual

Habitat - Most commonly found in lawns and wastelands.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control- Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height)

Knotweed 

 

Marestail Horseweed Juvenile

Marestail Horseweed Leaves

Marestail Horseweed Mature

Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Lance with finely serrated edges.

Hair - There is a moderate amount of hair on the front side and the back side.

Width - Approximately .5 to 1 inch in width.

Flower -  White and Yellow

Petals - Six

Growth habit - Appears flat then grows erect.

Life Cycle - Annual/ Winter annual

Habitat - Most commonly found in fields and wastelands but also found in some lawns and pastures. The flowers and leaves of this plant contain terpene which are known irritants to the nostriles of horses.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control- Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height)

 

 



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Lance in shape with smooth edges.

Hair - A very dense amount of hair on the front side of the plant.

Width - Less than an inch.

Flower -  White.

Petals - 5

Growth habit - Spreading

Life Cycle - Annual

Habitat - found in lawns, pastures and abandoned uncultivated lands throughout the U.S

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Mosueear Chickweed

 

Pennycress Mature




Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - oblong with serrated irregular lobed edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or back side of this plant.

Width - 1.5 to 2 inches.

Flower -  White.

Petals - 4

Growth habit - appears flat then grows erect

Life Cycle - Annual/ Winter annual

Habitat - Found in uncultivated lands throughout the upper midwest and northeastern states.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

 



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Ovate with smooth edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or back side of this plant.

Width - 1.5 to 2 inches.

Flower -  Green.

Petals - Single

Growth habit - Spreads throughout area.

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in fields, lawns, gardens and other similar areas throughout the U.S

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Philodendron Juvenile

 

Poison Hemlock Mature

 Poison Hemlock Leaves

Poison Hemlock Flower

Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Arrowhead with serrated divided edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or back side of this plant.

Width - Over 3 inches.

Flower -  White.

Petals - Five

Growth habit - Spreads throughout area.

Life Cycle - Biennial ( 2 Years )

Habitat - Pastures, roadsides, Wastelands and gradually invades perennial crops and lawn areas.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height). May need 2 to 3 applications of weed control to clear poison Hemlock

Additional Note - Often mistaken for parsley, Every part of the Hemlock plant are poisonous.

 

Poison Ivy Mature






Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Linear with coarsely serrated smooth edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or back side of this plant.

Width - 2.5 to 3 inches.

Flower -  green and White.

Petals - 3

Growth habit - Erect.

Life Cycle - Perrenial

Habitat - Woods and wasteland but gradually invades crops and lawns.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height). May need 2 to 3 applications to control Poison Ivy.

Additional Note - Every part of the Poison Ivy plant is poisonous. Commonly causes a severe skin rashes within hours.
Leaves will begin to change red in fall and berries resemble tiny green and white pumpkins.

Poison Ivy Juvenile

Poison Ivey Flowers

Poison Ivy  Berries

 

Pokeweed Juvenile



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Ovate with smooth edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or back side of this plant.

Width - Over 3 inches.

Flower -  White

Petals - Five

Growth habit - Erect.

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in fields, lawns, gardens and other similar areas throughout the U.S

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

 

Prickly Lettuce Leaves



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Linear with irregular lobed edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or back side of this plant.

Width - 2.5 to 3 inches.

Flower -  Yellow

Petals - six

Growth habit - appears flat then grows erect.

Life Cycle - Biennial ( 2 years )

Habitat - Found in fields, land wastelands and is a heavy invader of disturbed soils of irrigated crops and orchards.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

 



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Oval with very finely serrated edges..

Hair - There is a moderate amount of hair on the front side and back side of this plant..

Width - .5 to 1 inch

Flower -  Pink

Petals - 5 pedals in a cluster.

Growth habit - Grows in a spreading fashion.

Life Cycle - Biennial ( 2 years )

Habitat - Gardens, open areas, and lawns.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Additional Note - Also known as Milky Purslane and Spotted Spurge. Very common along sidewalks and driveways where a lot of edging occurs.

Prostrate Spurge Mature

 

Purslane Juvenile 

Purslane Seedling

Purslane Mature

 

Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Lance with smooth edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or the back side of the plant.

Width - .5 to 1 inch

Flower -  Yellow

Petals - 5 pedals Separated.

Growth habit - Grows in a spreading fashion.

Life Cycle - Annual

Habitat - Found in lawns and cultivated areas.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Additional Note - Very common along sidewalks and driveways where a lot of edging occurs.

 

 




Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Arrowhead with smooth divided edges..

Hair - There is a moderate amount of hair on the front side or the back side of the plant.

Width - 2

Flower -  White and Purple

Petals - Five pedals Separated.

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Biennial ( 2 Years )

Habitat - Found in meadows pastures and roadsides.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Additional Notes - Also Known as Wild Carrot, Strong Carrot odor and center flower is often purple.

Queen Annes Lace

 

Ragweed Mature 

Ragweed Seedling

Ragweed Juvenile

Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Arrowhead with smooth divided edges..

Hair - There is a moderate amount of hair on the front side or the back side of the plant.

Width - 2

Flower -  White and Purple

Petals - Five pedals Separated.

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Biennial ( 2 Years )

Habitat - Found in meadows pastures and roadsides.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Additional Notes - Also Known as Wild Carrot, Strong Carrot odor and center flower is often purple.

 




Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Oblong with smooth edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side but a dense amount on the backside of this plant.

Width - 2 to 2.5 inches

Flower - Pink

Petals - Two

Growth habit - Erect and Spreading

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in meadows, pastures, roadsides and lawns

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Red Clover Mature

 

Round Leaf Mallow Flowers and Leaves


Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Circular with serrated edges.

Hair - There is a dense amount on the front side and backside of this plant.

Width - 1.5 to 2 inches

Flower - Pink and White

Petals - Five

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Annual / Biennial ( 2 years )

Habitat - Found in meadows, pastures, roadsides, lawns and cultivated areas.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

 

Shepherdspurse Mature

Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Oval with irregular edges.

Hair - There is a dense amount of hair on the front side and back side of this plant.

Width - 1 inch

Flower - White

Petals - Four

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Annual / Winter Annual

Habitat - Cultivated fields, wastelands, fields, gardens and pastures.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Shepherdspurse Juvenile

Shepherdspurse Seedling

 

Speedwell


Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Linear with coarsely serrated smooth edges.

Hair - There is a minimal amount of hair on the front side or the back side of the plant.

Width - .5 to 1 inch

Flower -  White

Petals - Four pedals Separated.

Growth habit - Grows in a spreading fashion and erect as the plant matures.

Life Cycle - Annual / Winter annual

Habitat - Found in lawns, wasteland, fertile fields and gardens.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Additional Note - Very common along sidewalks and driveways where a lot of edging occurs.

 




Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Lanceolate with finely serrated lobed edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or back side of this plant.

Width - 2 to 2.5 inches

Flower - Yellow

Petals - Six

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Annual

Habitat - Found in meadows, pastures, roadsides and lawns

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Additional Note - Milky juice, margins are very spiny, upper leaves contain sharp prickles. Flowers July through October.

Spiny Sowthistle Mature

 

White Clover


Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Circular and Oval with smooth edges.

Hair - There are only a few hairs on the front side and back side of this plant.

Width -.5 inches

Flower - Pink and White

Petals - Two

Growth habit - Spreading

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in meadows, pastures, roadsides and lawns

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Additional Notes - Each flower head contains 40 - 80 flowers on a long stalk. There is a white splotch near the base of the upper leaves.

 



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Heart/Spade Shape with serrated edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side or back side of this plant.

Width - 1.5 to 2 inches

Flower - White, Purple and Green

Petals - Five

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in meadows, pastures, roadsides and lawns

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Wild Violets Mature

 

Woodsorrel Mature



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Trifolate with smooth edges.

Hair - There are only a few hairs on the front side and the back side of this palnt.

Width - .5 inch

Flower - Yellow

Petals - Five

Growth habit -Spreading

Life Cycle - Perennial and Perennial

Habitat - Found in meadows, pastures, roadsides, wooded places  and lawns

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

 

Yarrow Mature

Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Lanceolate with divided edges.

Hair - There is a very dense amount of hair on both front side and back side of this plant.

Width -1.5 to 2 inches

Flower - Yellow

Petals - Six

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Perennial

Habitat - Found in thin soils mainly in the Eastern U.S.

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Additional notes - Has a very offensive odor and taste especially once crushed.

Yarrow Flowering and Seedling

 

Yellow Clover Mature




Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Trifolate with finely serrated edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side but a dense amount on the backside of this plant.

Width -.5 inch

Flower - Yellow

Petals - Two

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Annual

Habitat - Found in meadows, pastures, roadsides and lawns

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

 



Type - Broadleaf

Leaf Type - Linear with irregular lobed and divided edges.

Hair - There is no hair on the front side but a dense amount on the backside of this plant.

Width - 1.5 to 2 inches

Flower - Yellow

Petals - Four

Growth habit - Erect

Life Cycle - Perennial/ Winter Annual/ Biennial ( 2 Years )

Habitat - Found in meadows, pastures, roadsides and lawns

Preventative Measure - Maintaining a healthy thick lawn with proper cultural practices.

Control - Most broadleaf weed controls found at your local garden center work well on this plant. Better controlled in the Juvenile stages. ( less that 2 inches in height).

Additional Notes - Also known as Winter Cress. Seeds live several years in soil.

Yellow Rocket Mature

 

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