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Low growing weeds

How do weeds move around?

What are the best resources for information on weeds?

What are the most common weeds a Canadian is likely to encounter?

JP: Since every province is unique, it's wise to refer to websites with information specific to the province you live in.

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JP: Weeds can move around in a variety of ways — sexually and asexually, as discussed above, but they can also travel by wind, water, birds, insects, animals and even by hitching a ride on garden tools, power equipment, the mud on your boots or the tires on your truck. When a weed spreads asexually like this, it only requires one parent and the offspring is genetically identical to that parent.

What is your personal favourite weed and why?

Which Canadian weeds are particularly dangerous and/or invasive?

A plant expert answers questions about every gardener’s nemesis

What makes weeds so prolific?

JP: Weeds can tell you a lot about your soil because all plant species prefer specific environmental conditions in order to thrive. Does the soil have too little nitrogen or is it eroded or too compacted? Spotting weeds that signal these issues can help you make helpful changes such as tilling and/or adding organic matter. Some 'weeds' such as Goldenrod (Solidago species) and Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum) are native species which support Canada's pollinating insects and birds and contribute to the ecosystem. Milkweed (Asclepias species), for example, provides a nursery for the offspring of Monarch butterflies. Also, Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) is also considered a weed but can be beneficial in that it attracts predatory wasps, flies and lady beetles which prey on garden pests such as aphids.

Low growing weeds

Weeds like other plants have different types of roots:

Hi I have new lawn seed put down it’s growing slowly but I have now a meadow of yellow fliers the talk is all spiked and the leaf at bottom is flat like dock leaf. Any ideas?

10. Common Self-Heal

This guide helps you identify the 25 most common weeds that you'll encounter in your yard, flower beds or lawn. Some are annuals and others are perennials—many are easy to eradicate, others more difficult to eliminate. Once you've determined it's a weed, it's up to you what you do with it! (My other weed guide, "6 Different Ways to Kill Weeds" suggests tips for dealing with them.)
Weeds are listed by the common English name with the botanical name included also (sometimes referred to as the "scientific" or "Latin" name.)

© 2019 Eugene Brennan

Leaf Classification

Oxalis articulata flowers.