Weed Identification Guide

Click on common names for enlarged images of each weed.

Common Name

Scientific Name

Picture

American Black Nightshade Solanum americanum American Black Nightshade
Angle-pod Blue Flag Iris hexagona
Arrowleaf Sida Sida rhombifolia
Asiatic Hawksbeard Youngia japonica
Bagpod Sesbania vesicaria
Beauty Berry
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Callicarpa americana
Blackroot Pterocaulon pycnostachyum
Bracken Fern Pteridium aquilinum
Bristly Starbur Acanthospermum hispidum
Broomsedge Andropogon virginicus
Bushmint Hyptis verticillata
Butterweed Packera glabella
Buttonbush
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Cephalanthus occidentalis
Caesar Weed Urena lobata a picture of caesarweed
Camphor Weed Pluchea odorata
Candle Stick  Senna alata
Candy Weed Polygala lutea
Carolina Geranium Geranium carolinianum
Carolina Poppy
Argemone albiflora
Castor Bean
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Ricinus communis
Chinese Creeper
Mikania micrantha
Chinese Tallow.
Sapium sebiferum
Citron Citrullus lanatus
Climbing Hempvine
Mikania scandens A small picture of Climbing Hempvine
Clustered White Pellitory
Parietaria praetermissa
Coffeeweed Senna obtusifolia
Cogongrass
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Imperata cylindrica
Common Lambsquarters Chenopodium album
Common Ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Coral Ardisia
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Ardisia crenata
Coral Bean
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Erythrina herbacea
Cow Itch/Peppervine Ampelopsis arborea
Creeping Indigo
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Indigofera spicata
Crowfoot Grass Dactyloctenium aegyptium
Curly Dock
Rumex crispus
Cutleaf Evening Primrose
Oenothera lanciniata
Cutleaf Groundcherry
Physalis angulata
Cypressvine Morningglory
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Ipomoea quamoclit
Dog Fennel
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Eupatorium capillifolium
Dollarweed
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Hydrocotyle spp.
Doveweed Murdannia nudiflora A small picture of Dove Weed
Elderberry Sambucus nigra var. canadensis
Elephant Ear & Taro Xanthosoma sagittifolium &
Colocasia esculenta
Elephant grass Pennisetum purpureum A small picture of Elephant grass

Fireweed
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Urtica chamaedryoides
Flag Paw Paw Asimina incana
Flat-Top Goldenrod Euthamia caroliniana
Florida Betony Stachys floridana
Frostweed Verbesina virginica
Gallberry
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Ilex glabra
Giant Smutgrass
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Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis
Goat Weed
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Scoparia dulcis
Goosegrass Eleusine indica
Greenbrier Smilax spp.
Hairy Indigo Indigofera hirsuta
Heart-Leaf Sida Sida cordifolia
Heartwing Dock Rumex hastatulus
Horrible Thistle Cirsium horridulum
Horsenettle Solanum carolinese
Horseweed Conyza canadensis
Indian Jujube
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Ziziphus mauritiana
Jamaican Nightshade
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Solanum jamaicense
Japanese Climbing Fern
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Lygodium japonicum
Lantana Lantana camara
Leafless Beaked Orchid Sacoila lanceolata
Lizard's Tail Saururus cernuus
Long-Fruited Primrose Ludwigia octovalvis A small picture of Long-Fruited Primrose
Matchweed Phyla nodiflora A small picture of Matchweed
Maypop Passion Flower Passiflora incarnata
Mexican Prickly Poppy
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Argemone mexicana
Mexican Tea Chenopodium ambrosioides
Natal Grass Melinis repens
Nuttall's Thistle
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Cirsium nuttallii
Oldfield Toadflax Linaria canadensis
Pickerelweed Pontederia cordata
Pokeweed
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Phytolacca americana
Prickly Pear
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Opuntia spp.
Rain Lilly Zephyranthes simpsonii picture of a rain lilly
Red Morningglory
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Lpomoea coccinea
Redroot
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Lachnanthes caroliniana
Red Soda Apple Solanum capsicoides
Rosary Pea
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Arbrus precatorius
Saltbush
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Baccharis halimifolia
Sand Vetch Vicia acutifolia
Scarlet Milkweed
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Asclepias curassavica
Showy Crotalaria Crotalaria spectabilis
Sicklepod 
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Cassia obtusifolia
Silkgrass
Pityopsis graminifolia
Small Flower Morning Glory
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Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Smartweed Polygonum spp.
Smooth Crotalaria Crotalaria pallida var. obovata
Soft Rush
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Juncus effusus
Southern Dewberry Rubus trivialis
Southern Sida Sida acuta
Spanish Needles Bidens alba

Spiny Pigweed
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Amaranthus spinosus
Spiny Sowthistle Sonchus asper
Spreading Dayflower Commelina diffusa small picture of a spreading day flower
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata
Tall Elephant's Foot Elephantopus elatus
Tropical Soda Apple
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Solanum viarum
Turkey Berry Solanum torvum
Vaseygrass Paspalum urvillei
Velvetleaf Abutilon theophrasti
Virginia Creeper
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Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Wandering Cudweed Gnaphalium pensylvanicum
White-Head Broom Spermacoce verticillata
Winged Sumac Rhus Copallinum
Woods Grass
Oplismenus setarius
Yankee Weed Eupatorium compositifolium
Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens
Yellow Woodsorrell Oxalis corniculata