If you’ve made it outside on a recent sunny day, you’ve probably noticed the abundance of flowers blooming in gardens, parks, forests, and throughout King County right now. Unfortunately, the noxious weeds are out there, too—many of them bolting, flowering, and even going to seed already. Below are some of the top regulated noxious weeds… Western Salsify Scientific Name: Tragopogon spp. Description. This nonnative plant is not on noxious weed lists, but it spreads quickly and has recently been invading native wildflower Winter Weeds: Common MilkweedIn late fall when I’m hiking near fields and roads I often see plants with big seed pods and white fluff tumbling out. The plants are milkweed but they look quite different from their summer appearance.Common milkweed is a conspicuous perennial in winter because its larg…
Noxious weeds to watch for in June
If you’ve made it outside on a recent sunny day, you’ve probably noticed the abundance of flowers blooming in gardens, parks, forests, and throughout King County right now. Unfortunately, the noxious weeds are out there, too—many of them bolting, flowering, and even going to seed already.
Below are some of the top regulated noxious weeds to keep an eye out for this month. Please let us know if you see one of these high-priority invasive plants, so we can make sure they’re controlled or eradicated in time! [Click here to go to the King County Noxious Weed List for the whole list!] Report locations and share photos with us easily on our new and improved Report a Weed online form.
1. Top priority: eradicate before seeds disperse
First up, weeds already going to seed or getting close. Catch them now before seeds disperse!
Many garlic mustard plants in King County are going to seed. Note the long, skinny seed pods on this one.
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), a Class A noxious weed, is a biennial or winter annual herb, can self-pollinate to produce 62,000 seeds and overtake a relatively undisturbed forest understory. Eradicating it before seeds mature is key. You can identify garlic mustard by:
- Scallop-edged, rounded leaves (on rosettes) or toothed triangular leaves (higher up on mature plants) that feel smooth (hairless) and smell like garlic smell when crushed
- Small, 4-petaled white flowers and long, skinny seedpods
- Root bent in a distinct “s” shape
- Highly variable form, maturing and setting seed at anywhere from a few inches to 6 feet tall
Garlic mustard rosette leaves are more rounded or kidney-shaped, while mature plants have more triangular leaves. All leaves are lobed.
Many shiny geranium plants are forming seed capsules (the crane’s-bill-like shapes next to the flowers), though they aren’t dispersing their seeds quite yet.
Shiny geranium (Geranium lucidum), a Class B noxious weed, is an annual herb that grows in disturbed areas such as roadsides, as well as in shady woodlands and forest openings. This weed is already starting to form seed capsules, though it isn’t dispersing seeds yet. You can identify it by:
- Reddish, smooth stems that can reach 20 inches tall
- Shiny, round to kidney-shaped leaves with 5-7 lobes, usually shiny (not fuzzy)
- Leaves often turn red in sun or as plants are going to seed
- Tiny pink-purple 5-petaled flowers that appear in pairs at stem ends
- Keeled sepals
- Seeds in long capsules that look like cranes’ bills
- Does not smell bad like herb Robert and is not covered with soft hairs like Dove’s foot geranium
Shiny geranium can invade a variety of areas, from roadsides to woodlands. Photo by Matt Below.Photo by Matt Below.
2. In full flower
The next group of weeds are now in full flower and before long will go to seed. Make sure you eradicate them from your property before they do.
Milk thistle’s large, pink-purple flower head with broad, spiny bracts around its base is in full bloom right now. Photo by Dan Sorensen.
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a Class A noxious weed that grows 2 to 6 feet tall and is a winter annual or biennial that grows mostly in rural parts of King County. You can identify it by:
- Shiny green leaves with distinct milky-white marbling
- Spines on leaf edges and stems
- Large, pink-purple flower heads appearing singly at stem ends
- Broad, fleshy, spiny bracts around base of flower head
Milk thistle’s large, pink-purple flower head with broad, spiny bracts around its base. Photo by Dan Sorensen.
A bee enjoys an orange hawkweed flower. Be sure to time your noxious weed control so that it has the least impact on pollinators and other animals that might be using the plant.
Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) and yellow hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum) are two Class B perennial herbs that readily invade roadsides, pastures, grasslands, and other areas throughout King County. Both weeds spread via seeds and stolons. You can identify them by:
- Hairy, unlobed leaves in rosettes at the base of hairy, almost leafless stem
- Black, ball-shaped, tightly-clustered flower buds followed by orange (H.aurantiacum) or yellow (H. caespitosum) blooms (look like little dandelion flowers)
- Milky juice inside all plant parts
- Fluffy, dandelion-like seed heads
- Fuzzy white stolons (runners)
Dalmatian toadflax grows especially well in disturbed areas with rocky soil, such as around train tracks. Photo by Sasha Shaw.
Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica), a Class B noxious weed, is a perennial plant that grows to 3 feet tall and mostly grows in disturbed areas in western Washington. It spreads by both seed and spreading roots. You can distinguish it by:
- Multiple stems that grow from one woody base
- Bluish green, heart-shaped, waxy leaves that wrap around each stem
- Bright yellow, snapdragon-like flowers growing in rows at stem ends
Sulfur cinquefoil is blooming now, displaying its pale yellow flowers with 5 heart-shaped petals and darker yellow centers.
Sulfur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta) is another Class B noxious weed and perennial herb that reaches 3 feet tall. You can distinguish it by:
- Palmately lobed leaves with 5-7, long, toothed leaflets
- Upright, hairy, leafy, mostly unbranched stems (hairs stick straight out from stems unlike on the similar native species graceful cinquefoil, Potentilla gracilis)
- Pale yellow flowers with 5 heart-shaped petals and darker yellow centers
3. Budding or starting to flower
At a bit earlier stage in their life cycles, the following plants are either budding or just starting to bloom.
Tansy ragwort plants are bolting, and some are even starting to form flowers.
Tansy ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), a Class B noxious weed, is a biennial found throughout King County that is toxic to horses, cattle and other animals. It quickly takes over disturbed areas, thriving in sites with full sun and dry to somewhat wet soils. You can identify it by:
- Ragged, ruffled leaves that are dark green on top and light-green below, with deeply cut, blunt-toothed lobes
- First year plants are basal rosettes; second year plants have 2 to 4-foot-tall flowering stalks
- Clusters of numerous small daisy-like flowers with 13 yellow ray petals and yellow-orange centers
Tansy ragwort often spreads in pastures and fields where it out-competes grass. It is toxic to horses, cattle and other animals.
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), a Class A noxious weeds, is a perennial that usually grows in urban areas, especially where there’s rich, damp soil. This plant is poisonous, and touching its sap can cause severe blisters or even scars, so it’s good to know how to recognize it. You can identify it by:
- 8-15-foot-tall, hollow, ridged stems with reddish-purple blotches and stiff white hairs
- 3-5-foot-wide, deeply incised, compound leaves
- Surface of leaf underside is hairless, with hairs only on ribs
- 2-foot-wide umbrella-shaped flower clusters
Spotted knapweed will soon be blooming. Its silver-gray hue is a good way to identify it even without flowers. Photo by Tricia MacLaren.
Spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe), a Class B noxious weed, is a biennial or short-lived perennial that often appears in disturbed areas, especially those with full sun and well-drained soils. You can identify it by:
- 5-foot-tall, upright, branched stems
- Medium-green, somewhat silver-gray, often deeply lobed leaves
- Small, oval flower heads with light purple to pinkish, thistle-like flowers
- Bracts at base of flower head have triangular black spots
- Stout taproot
Spotted knapweed’s small, oval flower head with light purple to pinkish, thistle-like flowers. Note triangular black spots on bracts at base of flower head.
Meadow knapweed is starting to bloom, revealing its oval, pink to reddish-purple flower heads. Up close, look for the comb-like fringes near bract tips around the flower head base.
Meadow knapweed (Centaurea jacea x nigra), another Class B noxious weed related to spotted knapweed, is loner-lived perennial that grows in not only disturbed sites, but also riverbanks, pastures, moist meadows, forest openings, and other areas. You can identify it by:
- 4-foot-tall, upright, branched stems
- 4-inch-long, slender, often shallowly lobed basal leaves and smaller, unlobed stem leaves, all coarse and tough
- Single oval flower heads with pink to reddish-purple flowers at branch ends
- Bracts at base of flower head have comb-like fringe near tip
Meadow knapweed’s oval flower heads with pink to reddish-purple flowers grow singly on stems. Bracts at base of flower head have comb-like fringes near their tips.
Meadow knapweed reaches 4 feet tall, with upright, branched stems. Stem leaves are unlobed and smaller than basal leaves.
4. Plants to keep an eye on
Plants in this final group are putting their energies into growing right now. They won’t go to seed until later this summer, but keep a tab on them and make sure you’re ready to control them when the time comes.
While not 8 feet tall yet, many policeman’s helmet plants are large enough to spot. Look for large, oblong or egg-shaped leaves with serrated edges, growing opposite or whorled in groups of 3 on stems.
Policeman’s helmet (Impatiens glandulifera), Class B noxious weed, is a 3 to 8-foot-tall annual that grows especially well in moist areas, such as wetlands, streams, and damp woodlands. You can identify it by:
- Upright, hollow, watery, purple-reddish tinged stems
- Large, oblong or egg-shaped leaves with serrated edges, growing opposite or whorled in groups of 3
- White to pink to purple 5-part flowers that resemble an English policeman’s helmet
- Stem base and exposed roots often reddish
Policeman’s helmet has large, oblong or egg-shaped leaves with serrated edges, opposite or whorled in groups of 3.
Purple loosestrife is bolting right now. Look for 4-6-sided stems and simple, smooth-edged leaves appearing opposite or whorled on stems.
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Class B noxious weed, is a deep-rooted, rhizomatous perennial found mostly in damp areas, such as freshwater and brackish wetlands, as well as lakes and streams. It spreads through both vegetative growth and seeds. You can identify it by:
- Stiff, 4-6-sided stems that reach 6-10 feet tall
- Simple, smooth-edged leaves that grow opposite or whorled on stems
- Tall spikes of small magenta flowers with 5-7 petals
- Woody taproot
Garden loosestrife is growing tall. Look for softly hairy stems and leaves along with lance- or egg-shaped leaves usually arranged in whorls of 3.
Garden loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris) is another Class B noxious weed and deep-rooted perennial often found in wet areas, although it’s not related to purple loosestrife (despite the common names). Garden loosestrife spreads primarily via creeping rhizomes. You can identify it by:
Scientific Name: Tragopogon spp.
Description. This nonnative plant is not on noxious weed lists, but it spreads quickly and has recently been invading native wildflower meadows. We at RMBL remove it because it has become extremely dense, bordering on a monoculture, in some meadows. Salsify looks like a dandelion on steroids. The flower itself looks like a yellow daisy. The seed heads look like a big puffball, up to several inches in diameter. The numerous seeds float away in the wind, just like dandelion seeds. Plants can grow to be up to several feet tall.
This plant is easy to control by hand-pulling.
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In late fall when I’m hiking near fields and roads I often see plants with big seed pods and white fluff tumbling out. The plants are milkweed but they look quite different from their summer appearance.
Common milkweed is a conspicuous perennial in winter because its large, warty, seed pods stand high on three to five foot stems.
The pods are fat at the bottom, pointed at the top and split open on their long edge to reveal soft, silky fluff carefully layered inside. Each wad of silk is attached to a flat, brown seed.
When exposed to the weather the silk becomes fluffy and eventually flies off the plant, carrying its seed cargo as far as it will go. The pods stand high to send their bounty on the wind.
To me one of the great mysteries of milkweed is that it looks so different in winter. In summer it’s weighed down with large, drooping, pink flower umbels but now the pods stick up alone and there are far fewer of them than the number of flowers in the umbel. I have read that only one flower in each milkweed umbel produces a seed pod. (Do any of you know how this works?)
Common milkweed is a great plant for attracting monarch butterflies to your garden. If you already have milkweed you can leave the stems standing over the winter and watch where the seeds fly.
When you’re ready to clear them away in the spring, Marcy Cunkelman suggests you save the dried stems and put them out in mid-April for the birds to use as nesting material. The fibers are strong and peel off in strips. They’re quite a favorite of Baltimore orioles.
(photo by Marcy Cunkelman)
3 thoughts on “ Winter Weeds: Common Milkweed ”
I like milkweed, enjoyed looking for the plant. When I was in 3rd(Now here goes telling people “I am old”) our school was brought truckloads of burlap sacks to fill with milkweed pods because they were used to fill the vests the WW II GIs wore. We were all so proud doing it. This was when I lived in Gibsonia & one of the buildings you now see in a St. Barnabas Senior Community in Richland Twp. is actually our old grade school (talk about recycling!!). We had a chart in each classroom & I don’t know what the winner got, I suppose a party or something. So I always have fond memories about the milk weed. However, I did not know that the seeds were not in every pod. Some of these weeds are what keep winter in the woods interesting it seems. Everything for a purpose if only to enjoy.
I will look for pods in my fields to save for nesting material in April. Always enjoy your posts — the dried milkweed photo is great — barbara
I love milkweed too!
It smells great when the blossoms bloom. Also, when in bloom they attract a great variety of insects, bees, butterflies and the like. Monarchs and other insects make it their home for the summer season. Also, note, raising Monarch butterflies is great fun for kids and us adults too. And then, like Kate describes, gathering the silky pods in late fall for the birds in the spring for nesting material is an added bonus. So much to enjoy from a simple weed and it cost only some time.
That is the best thing about nature. It cost so little to enjoy so much. Everyday a great film is being played right outside your door. Every season brings a newly released feature film. Make some popcorn if you like and enjoy. Enjoy my friends, enjoy!
Lawn Weed Identification: Common Lawn Weeds
Weeds are a common occurrence in most lawns and gardens. While many of them are quite familiar, there may be some that are not. Learning about some of the most common types of weeds can make it easier to eliminate them from the landscape.
How to Identify Weed Types
In order to identify weed types and bring them under control, it’s important to understand how they grow. Like other plants, weeds can be annual or perennial. Annual weeds are less troublesome as far as control measures go. While they are known to sprout up nearly anywhere due to seed dispersal, their root systems are relatively shallow. This makes them easy to pull and eradicate, although doing so before they set seed is recommended.
Common annual weeds include:
Perennial weeds, on the other hand, have more extensive root systems, including taproots, making them more difficult to control. In addition, these weeds come back each year, especially if the roots are not destroyed. Some of the most common (and problematic) perennial weed types include:
Lawn Weed Identification
One of the best ways to identify lawn weeds is by looking closely at the soil in your landscape. Many common lawn weeds can be found growing in certain types of soil, making this an excellent way to identify specific types you may have growing in your landscape. Here are some of the most commonly seen weeds:
Dandelions: Dandelions are well known in many lawns and gardens– their fuzzy yellow blooms popping up nearly anywhere. While their deep taproots make them difficult to control, they generally spread through their easily recognized white, fluffy seedheads.
Ragweed: Ragweed is commonly known by many allergy sufferers. This annual weed can be seen most often during summer (and autumn) months and recognized by its fern-like foliage.
Crabgrass: Crabgrass is a homeowner’s worst nightmare, creeping up throughout the lawn. This summer annual lies flat to the ground and has reddish purple stems (both smooth and hairy). It forms slender spike-shaped seedheads just below mowing height, making it difficult to manage.
Spotted spurge: Spotted spurge has a reddish purple spot in the center of each leaf and the sap is milky (which may cause a rash in sensitive individuals). This annual weed can be pulled up easily in moist soil. Improving the density of lawn grass can help keep it under control.
Common chickweed: Common chickweed is a mat-forming weed with tiny, star-shaped white flowers. This annual thrives when conditions are cool and moist. Mouse-ear chickweed is similar, however, this weed is perennial with hairy stems and leaves, and is more tolerant of summer heat.
White clover: White clover is a perennial weed that forms creeping runners and produces white, fluffy-looking blooms. Since this weed is a legume which fixes nitrogen, it is often found in lawns with low fertility. Adding nitrogen to the soil can help ease the population of clover.
Common nettle: This is prolific in soil that borders gardens and open fields. This perennial weed has many varieties, including stinging nettle. While it may look like an ordinary, hairy weed with attractive little flowers, it can cause a very painful sting if you touch it. Nettles can often be aggressive spreaders, with creeping roots.
Broadleaf plantain: Broadleaf plantain is a low-growing perennial. It has broad leaves with prominent veins and may smother lawn grass if left untreated, which generally calls for maintaining thick lawn coverage.
Knotweed: Knotweed is an annual weed, common along sidewalks. It usually thrives in dry, compacted soils. Knotweed forms a tough, wiry mat of stems and blue-green leaves with small white flowers. It is often confused with spurge, however, this weed does not produce a milky sap. It does produce numerous seeds, which can be reduced with annual aeration.
Ground ivy: Also known as creeping charlie, this weed is extremely difficult to control, as this creeping plant (recognized by its round, scalloped leaves, square stems, and small purplish flowers) can form large patches in shady, moist areas of the landscape.
Annual bluegrass: Annual bluegrass, also known as poa annua, is a bright green, low-growing grass that thrives in cool, moist weather. While it produces a number of white-colored seedheads and forms patches throughout the lawn, this weed is known to suddenly die out in hot, dry weather.
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Many common lawn weeds can be found growing in certain types of soil, making this an excellent way to identify specific types you may have growing in your landscape.. Common chickweed: Common chickweed is a mat-forming weed with tiny, star-shaped white flowers.. White clover: White clover is a perennial weed that forms creeping runners and produces white, fluffy-looking blooms.. Ground ivy: Also known as creeping charlie, this weed is extremely difficult to control, as this creeping plant (recognized by its round, scalloped leaves, square stems, and small purplish flowers) can form large patches in shady, moist areas of the landscape.. Located at the seed head’s center are the seeds — each seed has this umbrella structure attached to them.. Without a doubt, weeds will find a way to creep back into your lawn, whether it’s from the wind, birds, a lawnmower, or possibly even through your very own soil which may contain weed seeds.. Since these weeds reproduce readily by seed, they will require repeat applications of a post-emergent, broadleaf herbicide to effectively kill off large populations.. Common Chickweed: Common chickweed is a low, dense growing annual weed that has branching stems with small, white, star-like flowers and five deeply-notched petals.. Control it with pre-emergent herbicides in late summer or early fall to prevent seeds from germinating or use a post-emergence control and apply it to actively growing immature weeds in the fall.. Dandelion: Probably the icon of summer weeds any lawn faces, dandelions emerge in early spring when the soil temperatures reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit.. White Clover: Interestingly, white clover used to be a common ingredient in lawn seed blends.. Annual Bluegrass: Annual bluegrass is an annual weed, just as the name suggests.
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Lawn Weed Identification: Common Lawn Weeds Weeds are a common occurrence in most lawns and gardens. While many of them are quite familiar, there may be
Like other plants, weeds can be annual or perennial.. Many common lawn weeds can be found growing in certain types of soil, making this an excellent way to identify specific types you may have growing in your landscape.. What is a Weed, Anyway?. Weed Control Tips: Mulch garden areas in spring to prevent weeds.. Control: Use a preemergence weed preventer to prevent seeds from sprouting, pull crabgrass by hand, or spot-treat with a nonselective herbicide if growing in sidewalk cracks or other places where nothing else is growing.. Control: Mulch your garden beds to prevent white clover in landscape areas.. Appearance: Identify this lawn weed and groundcover by its scalloped leaves, creeping stems, and clusters of purple flowers in late spring.
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Whether you’re trying to identify lawn weeds or garden weeds, this handy guide will help you identify more than 30 common weeds by photo, plus give you tips for how to best remove them .. Weed Control Tips: Mulch garden areas in spring to prevent weeds.. Control: Use a pre-emergence weed preventer to prevent seeds from sprouting, pull crabgrass by hand , or spot-treat with a nonselective herbicide if growing in sidewalk cracks or other places where nothing else is growing.. Control: Mulch the garden to prevent weeds or use a preemergence herbicide in spring.. Weed Control: Mulch your garden to prevent velvetleaf or use a preemergence herbicide in spring.. Control: Mulch garden areas in spring to prevent pigweed or use a preemergence herbicide in spring.
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Mow or mulch the area or pull or dig up weeds as they emerge.. Below are some of the most common lawn and garden weeds.. In the lawn, mowing regularly is often all you need to prevent crabgrass from flowering and producing seed.. In gardens, you easily can control crabgrass by mulching, hoeing, and hand pulling when the plants are young and before they set seed.. So, unless you only want to grow purslane, think about how to control it.. How to Control Pigweed Try to pull out this weed before it flowers!. Photo credit: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/ When growing without competition from other plants, common chickweed can produce approximately 800 seeds and takes up to 8 years to eradicate.. How to Control Chickweed Fortunately, annual chickweed is easier to control as long as you pull the weed when the plant is small and before it flowers.. How to Control Dandelions Removing mature dandelions by hand-pulling or hoeing is often futile (unless done repeatedly over a long period of time) because of the deep tap root system of established plants.. Are Dandelions Edible?. In heavily infested areas, the extensive spreading stems of creeping Charlie can be difficult to completely remove.. The noxious weeds (on federal and/or state level) on this list include field bindweed , quackgrass , Canada thistle , yellow nutsedge , and buckhorn plantain .. Remember that each fragment of root will grow into a new plant, so use a garden fork to carefully pull out the entire root, including soil.. Yes, this weed is edible, especially when the leaves are young and tender.. From selecting the right gardening spot to choosing the best vegetables to grow, our Almanac gardening experts are excited to teach gardening to everyone—whether it’s your 1st or 40th garden.
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Annual grassy weeds are some of the more frustrating lawn weeds homeowners will encounter.
Let’s look first at crabgrass.. Once the seed has germinated, crabgrass becomes difficult to control.. You may find it necessary to use a preemergent herbicide to prevent the seeds grassy weeds and other weeds from germinating.. A preemergent must be applied before the crabgrass seeds germinate in spring.. Foxtails are a summer annual grassy weed.. The same preemergents that control crabgrass will also control foxtails.. Difficult to control once seeds have germinated.
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Description: Small, perennial, many-branched weed (can reach 1m high but is usually smaller) with round, green, slightly hairy leaves that feel sticky, and small, green, pollen-filled flowers which appear throughout the year, but particularly in spring.. Once the seeds have formed (usually in late winter or very early spring) but are still green, hand weed to remove the entire plant and immature seeds.. Control: Spot-treat with glyphosate herbicide or an organic herbicide based on pelargonic acid before flowering, or use a fork to hand-weed before seeds form.. This weed is difficult to control with herbicides as it is usually growing among other plants, but could be spot-treated with glyphosate or an organic herbicide based on pelargonic acid.. Control: Simply weeding top growth does not remove this weed, which can regrow from rhizomes and also spreads by seed.. Description : A perennial weed forming a flat rosette of scalloped green leaves and tall tubular stems of small flat yellow flowers.. Life cycle and reproduction strategies: Grows and flowers year-round, but flowers prolifically in early spring.. Description : A perennial weed forming a flat rosette of green, usually hairy leaves with tall, branching stems of small, flat, yellow, dandelion-like flowers.. Life cycle and reproduction strategies: Grows and flowers year-round, but flowers prolifically in spring and early summer.. Life cycle and reproduction strategies: This long-lived shrub spreads by seed, but branches can also form roots allowing this weed to form dense thickets that choke out other plants.. Description: A tall green herbaceous perennial weed with stems that sting when touched, small round green leaves and tiny white flowers.
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