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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