weeds that grow

Weeds that grow

The Spruce / K. Dave

The Spruce / Evgeniya Vlasova

The Spruce / Evgeniya Vlasova

Purslane (Portulaca olearacea))

Wild madder is, like sweet woodruff, in the Galium genus. Wild madder is also called "bedstraw." Apparently, people did actually once use this weed as a bedding material. Sweet woodruff is a creeping, mat-forming perennial that pretty clusters of white star-shaped flowers in spring and has very fragrant, lance-shaped dark-green leaves.

The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

Plantain Plants (Plantago major)

Once you've identified nuisance plants, you can more readily access information on eradication. In some cases, however, finding out more about the plants in question may persuade you to show more tolerance toward them. There are even some edible weeds. Some are worth your time to remove while others don't cause much harm (and may even have beneficial aspects).

Poison sumac is a shrub (some consider it a small tree) that grows in wet areas, often next to Cinnamon ferns and cattails. You will not find it trailing over the ground or climbing trees, as you sometimes find poison ivy. Every part of the plant is poisonous, meaning it can cause serious rashes if touched. As is often the case with toxic plants, it can also be very attractive; its white berries and bright fall foliage is pretty as well as dangerous.

Weeds that grow

There are generally three types of common weed plants in regards to their growing characteristics. These include:

Weeds are competitive, fighting your garden plants or lawn grass for water, light, nutrients, and space. Most are quick growers and will take over many of the areas in which you find them. While most types of weeds thrive in favorable conditions, native types may be found growing nearly anywhere the ground has been disturbed. In fact, they may even offer clues to your current soil conditions.

Of course, which weed goes and which weed stays depends on the individual gardener, though a little bit of weed info and control methods makes this decision easier.

Types of Weeds

In addition to their growing type, common weed plants may belong to one of two families: broadleaf (Dicot) or narrow leaf (Monocot). Broadleaf types have larger leaves and grow from tap roots or fibrous root systems, whereas narrow leaf or grasses have long narrow leaves and fibrous roots systems.

There are a number of weed control methods, depending on the weed and the gardener. Here are your options:

What are Weeds?

Weeds are an all too common occurrence in lawns and gardens. While some may be deemed useful or attractive, most types of weeds are considered a nuisance. Learning more about weed info and control can make it easier for gardeners to decide whether these weeds should be welcomed or if they must go. Let’s take a look at some common weed plants and when or what weed control methods may be necessary.

So what are weeds and where do weeds grow? By definition, a weed is known as “a plant in the wrong place.” For the most part, these plants are known more for their undesirable qualities rather than for their good ones, should there be any.