Identifying weeds in the allotment

Identifying weeds

Identifying weeds and their roots when weeding the allotment or garden weeds.

Black Nightshade 

Black Nightshade

Black Nightshade

Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum

Dandelion seedling

Dandelion seedling

 Dandelion seedling

Identifying weeds. Dock 

Dock weed and roots

Dock weed and roots

 Dock with long tap root. You need to remove all of the root otherwise it will grow back again.

Ground Elder. Aegopodium podagraria

Ground Elder. Aegopodium podagraria

 Ground Elder Aegopodium podagraria

Identifying weeds. Horse tailequisetum-telmateia-cu-horsetail.jpg

Horsetail. Equisetum

Horsetail. Equisetum

  Horse tail. This has small black roots that break easily. They are almost impossible to eradicate.

Identifying weeds. Convolvulous Bindweed flower

Convolulous climb up and stangle other plants and take the sunlight.

Identifying weeds. Couch grassCouch grass have strong wirey roots

Fat Hen. Chenopodium

Fat Hen. Chenopodium

 Fat Hen Chenopodium

Lesser Trefoil. Trifolium dubium

Lesser Trefoil. Trifolium dubium

 Lesser Trefoil Trifolium dubium

 

Nipplewort. Weed identification  Nipplewort Lapsana communis

Red Dead Nettle. Lamium purpureum

Red Dead Nettle. Lamium purpureum Red Dead nettle Lamium purpureum Stinging Nettle. There have orange-yellow rootsThistle have long tap roots. You will have to remove the whole root otherwise it will grow back again Willowherb are tall attractive weeds but they spread like mad. Short-fruited WillowherbWillowherb flower

 Short-fruited Willowherb Epilobium obscurum

 

Smooth Cat's-ear

Smooth Cat's-ear

  Smooth Cat’s-ear Hypochaeris glabra

Sun Spurge Euphorbia helioscopia Sun Spurge Euphorbia helioscopia

Wood Avens. Geum urbanum

Wood Avens. Geum urbanumWood Avens. seed head Geum urbanum Wood Avens seed head

Wood Avens seedling and seeds

Wood Avens seedling and seeds

 Wood Avens Geum urbanum

Wood Crane's-bill. Geranium sylvaticum

Wood Crane's-bill. Geranium sylvaticum

 Wood Crane’s-bill Geranium sylvaticum

Photography Neil Bromhall Complete Garden planting advice, plant identifier and pruning guide CD-ROM

One Response to Identifying weeds in the allotment

  1. Chris Newby says:

    My lawn is being invaded by Lesser Trefoil, what is the best way to eradicate this, any particular weed killer or is it a question of pulling it out by hand?
    Many thanks – Chris

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