Starting in March 2013, we began posting a new series of turf tips called, “Weed of the Month”. In each post we highlight the biology, identification, and control of a specific weed. Below you will find an alphabetical archive for the weeds we have covered to date. An additional weed will be posted each month.

Weed of the Month (alphabetical order by Common Name)


Common Name Scientific name Posting Date Photo
Annual bluegrass Poa annua January 2014 Annual bluegrass
Black medic Medicago lupulina November 2013 Black medic
Birdsfoot trefoil Lotus cornuculatus July 2014 Birsdfoot trefoil
Broadleaf plantain Plantago major September 2014 Broadleaf plantain
Buckhorn plantain Plantago lanceolata October 2014 Buckhorn plantain
Common bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon August 2013 common bermudagrass
Common chickweed Stellaria media March 2014 Common chickweed
Common mallow Malva neglecta January 2015 Common chickweed
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale February 2015 fountain grass
Fountain grass Pennisetum spp. June 2013 fountain grass
Goosegrass Eluesine indica July 2013 goosegrass
Ground ivy Glechoma hederacea May 2014 Ground ivy
Henbit Lamium amplexicaule December 2013 Henbit
Large Crabgrass Digitaria sanguinalis March 2013 large crabgrass
Mouseear chickweed Cerastium vulgatum April 2014 Mouseear chickweed
Nimblewill Muhlenbergia schreberi September 2013 Nimblewill
Orchardgrass Dactylis glomerata May 2015 Orchardgrass
Pineapple weed Matricaria matricariodies December 2014 pineapple weed
Prostrate knotweed Polygonum ariculare February 2013 prostrate knotweed
Prostrate spurge Euphorbia maculata August 2014 prostrate spurge
Purple deadnettle Lamium purpureum April 2013 purple deadnettle
Purslane, Common Portulaca oleracea July 2015 purple deadnettle
Quackgrass Elymus repens June 2015 quackgrass
Rough bluegrass Poa trivialis November 2014 rough bluegrass
Smooth crabgrass Digitaria ischaemum April 2015 tall fescue
Tall Fescue Schedonorus arundinaceus (also = Lolium arundinaceum; formerly = Festuca arundinacea) March 2015 tall fescue
White clover Trifolium repens October 2013 White clover
Wild garlic Allium vineale February 2014 Wild garlic
Wild violet Viola sororia May 2013 wild violet
Yellow nutsedge Cyperus esculentus June 2014 yellow nutsedge






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