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A Visual of Common Lawn Weeds

Gardening is part growing what you want and part weeding out what don’t want. You’ll need to make sure you can identify which part of what’s popping up in your garden are weeds. Some, you may want to keep because they’re pretty coverage. Most, you’ll want to get rid of or they’ll choke out your other flowers.

Every region in the United States, except the southeast, sees reed-like common horsetail. The southern states often see spindly dallisgrass. The rest of the nation sees the fluffy white heads of dandelions.

Both coasts see green, herb-like German knotweed. All of the States have pointy goosegrass except for the northwest. The south gets bright green Japanese clover, but not mouse-ear chickweed with its daisy-like heads (the rest of the states do, though). Florida is the only state that doesn’t grow Mallow, which is a bit like flat clover.

The northern great plains are free from the ivy-like moneywort. Arizona and Florida don’t deal with the tall quackgrass, but the rest of the United States might. Speedwell is one of the rare pretty weeds with a purple flower that only grows in the eastern United States, from Virginia and on up north.

You might spot some Virginia buttonweed in the southeastern part of the country, and this one also has a little flower that grows from it, but in white.

If you’re living anywhere but the deep south states, you might spot white clover with its little purplish-white heads. The unsightly witchgrass is a common weed for nearly all the nation – only the great plains are resistant to this weed. Once again, Florida is an outlier when it comes to a weed – specifically, the pretty white, pink, or red clusters of yarrow. But for more info, check out Green Pal and this awesome infographic!

About The Author

Candace Osmond

Award Winning Designer, Candace Osmond has been in the industry for over a decade. She studied Interior Decorating & Design and is also an accomplished writer and multi-published author. When she's not typing away from the comforts of her desk, Candace can be found travelling to warm destinations, tending to her garden, or enjoying the outdoor haven that is her backyard. Candace currently resides in the breathtaking Maritimes of Eastern Canada with her husband, two beautiful kids and one slobbery bulldog.


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