photo of wood sorrel (oxalis) foliage

Are You Ready for July Weed Attacks?

It’s time for round two. July brings a new bounty of weeds. Here in the Midwest, you can add heat and mosquitoes to that mix. Yes, it’s a party! If your kids can help, let them (they will need heavy gloves for thistle). If they can’t identify the weeds, here’s a handy guide to the most common. No excuses, no mistakes!

Dandelion

Dandelion Flowers Sonchus Oleraceus Spring
dandelion

Purslane

color photograph of purslane
purslane

 

Chickweed

chickweed flowers and foliage photo
chickweed photo by Lazaregagnidze

Ragweed

photo of ragweed ambrosia psilostachya
Ragweed photo by Krzysztof Ziarnek Kenraiz

Canada thistle

photo of Canada thistle foliage
Canada thistle

Crabgrass

photo of crabgrass
crabgrass photo by Richard Arthur Norton

Wood sorrel (Oxalis)

photo of wood sorrel (oxalis) foliage
Oxalis photo by Thomas D. Fischer

Smartweed

photo of pink smartweed flowers and foliage
smartweed

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