Caper Spurge or Mole Plant: Euphorbia lathyris

Weed Description:  Caper Spurge is an annual with opposite, lanceolate leaves that is often grown as an ornamental. All parts of these plants emit a milky sap when broken. It occasionally occurs as a weed of landscapes, roadsides, and pastures, but is not very common. It’s found throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and West Virginia. […]

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Weed: Sericea Lespedeza: Lespedeza cuneata

Weed Description:  A perennial with erect stems that may reach 5 feet in height. Sericea lespedeza is often a weed of pastures, hay fields, roadsides, and abandoned fields. It is found throughout the southeastern United States. Leaves:  Leaves are arranged alternately along the stem and are divided into 3 smaller leaflets. Individual leaflets range from 1/2 to […]

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Weed: Purple Nutsedge: Cyperus rotundus

Weed Description:  A perennial from rhizomes and tubers that may reach 2 1/2 feet in height. The stems are 3-sided and triangular in cross section and the leaves are yellow to green in color with a distinct ridge. Found throughout the southeastern United States as a common weed of agronomic and horticultural crops, nurseries, turfgrass, and […]

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Virginia Buttonweed

Scientific Name: Diodia virginiana Family: Rubiaceae Type: Broadleaf Lifecycle: Perennial Habit: This spreading perennial is often found growing in mats, flowers from June through November. Leaves: The simple, opposite leaves are lance shaped, and grow from 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches long, and up to an inch wide. The leaves are joined across the […]

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Weed: Common Weed Lespedeza or Japanese Clover: Lespedeza striata

Weed Description: Prostrate, freely-branched summer annual with inconspicuous purplish flowers forming mats 15 to 18 inches in diameter. Found throughout the southeast. Roots: Taproot Leaves:Consist of 3 oblong leaflets (trifoliolate), 1/2 to 3/4 inch long and 1/3 to 1/2 as wide, obtuse at apex, narrowed at the base. Leaflets without hairs except for appressed hairs […]

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