A: I believe the specimen you brought into the office is called Annual Jewgrass or Japanese Stiltgrass, Microstegium vimineum. This warm season annual grass can be creeping or erect. The good news: it reproduces only by seed. The… Read More
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A: The weed you brought to the office is called Japanese clover, Lespedeza striata, or Common Lespedeza. It is a prostrate, freely-branched summer annual. The leaves are very tiny and they form a dense mat. Japanese clover produces… Read More
Q: What is the weed with a reddish colored seed head which is showing up everywhere along the road sides right now?
A: I suspect you are referring to Heart-wing Sorrel, Rumex hastatulus, which is in the buckwheat family. It is a medium to tall annual weed found along many roadside and local pastures. Leaves are basal, which means they… Read More
A: The weed is hairy bittercress, Cardamine hirsute, and it typically is a winter annual but it will continue to grow in shaded, moist areas if it is not pulled or controlled. It produces large numbers of seeds… Read More
A: The weed you brought into the office is called Globe sedge, Cyperus globulosus Aublet. It is a perennial weed of turf found in moist and sandy habitats. The seedhead is comprised of several spikelets. Each spikelet consists of a… Read More
Q: What is this weed growing in my yard? I brought in some fill dirt from an area in the woods and now I have a weed I cannot kill. A: What you have is called Florida Betony,… Read More
A: It looks like Florida Bellflower, Campanula floridana, which is native to Florida. It is a perennial wildflower which makes it more difficult to control as it propagates by rhizomes and seeds. This wildflower can root at each… Read More
Q: This weed has come up in my flower pots and I would like to know what it is. Can you identify it for me?
A: It is very difficult to identify weeds especially when the flowers are not present so I enlisted the help of some experts from the University of Florida. The herbarium recognized some of the distinguishing characteristics then identified… Read More
A: I am glad you brought this weed into the office for me to identify because it is so similar looking to grass. The weed you brought in is Doveweed, Murdannia nudiflora (L.) Brenan or Aneliema nudiflorum (L.)… Read More
A: Thank you for bringing it in, it made the identification much easier. You have dodder plant, which belongs to the genus Cuscuta. There are more than 150 species of dodder plants worldwide. They are unusual plants because… Read More