Identifying weeds with their roots

I will be adding more garden weeds that you might come across in your garden.  I’ve included their roots to help you with your weed identification


Bramble seedling

Bramble seedling


Fat Hen allotment weed  Fat Hen Chenopodium Fat Hen root. Weed identificationNipplewort Lapsana communis

Red Deadnettle Lamium purpureum

Short-fruited Willow Herb Epilobium obscurum

Smooth Cat’s-ear Hypochaeris glabra

Wood Cran’s bill Geranium sylvaticum

Wood Avens Geum urbanum

Sycamore Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus


Walnut Juglans regia Walnut Juglans regia

White dead-nettleWhite dead-nettle Lamium album Lamium album Lamium album flowers

Garden weedHairy Bittercress Cardamine hirsuta Hairy Bittercress


One Response to Identifying weeds with their roots

  1. Molly Stegeman says:

    I have searched and searched & cannot find our weed.
    It pops up in voraciously in the garden in the spring. Easy to pull after a rain. It has 3-4 leaves, oval in shape(and not a poison ivy of any sort) on a very thin purple stem. At the end, in the ground, it has a seed (usually round and white)with a fine root system dangling. Very prolific. We have a lot of birds and trees in our neighborhood. When dried, the seed turns brown. We have black weed paper down with mulch so the root system in shallow. Help!!!

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