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red weed growing in lawn

Red weed growing in lawn

Weed Type:

Weed Type:


Weed Name:

By seeds and rhizomes, but primarily by underground tubers known as nutlets.

Common Ragweed

Broadleaf annual (responsible for hay fever) with shallow, fibrous roots.

Control: To prevent this weed, mulch garden beds in spring. Pull plants by hand or apply a postemergence herbicide once it grows.

Size: 6 feet tall, 2 feet wide

Where it grows: Sunny landscape or garden areas

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Where It Grows: Sunny or shady landscape or garden areas

Test Garden Tip: This plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental in shade gardens.

Size: Climbs 6 feet or more

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Where It Grows: Shady lawn, landscape, or garden areas

Appearance: Wild violet is a groundcover with heart-shape leaves and purple flowers in late spring.