WVU Extension Service agents and specialists help people keep their lawns, gardens and pastures weed free. Learn about common weds in West Virginia.Browse the Weed Identification Guide
Find quick, safe, effective solutions to nuisance weeds. WVU Extension Service offers expertise and resources to help you rid your lawn and garden of problematic plants.
Weed Identification Guide
One of the most invasive brush species in West Virginia, autumn olive takes water, nutrients and sunlight available for desirable plant species, and may depreciate the productive area of a pasture considerably.Autumn Olive Problems
Mechanical Controls for Autumn Olive
Chemical Controls for Autumn Olive
Growing several feet tall, Jimsonweed is characterized by irregularly toothed leaves and funnel-shaped and purplish or white flowers. They produce prickly fruits about 2 inches long with small kidney-shaped seeds, brownish or black in color.Toxic Properties of Jimsonweed
Akin to henbit, purple deadnettle is a winter annual that competes with grass to allow summer annual weeds, like crabgrass, to invade. Address issues in the fall to enjoy benefits the following spring.Purple Deadnettle Control for Lawns
Purple Deadnettle Control for Gardens
Purple Deadnettle Control for Fields
Wild parsnip is a relative of the cultivated parsnip and can be seen growing in early spring along roadsides, ditches and the perimeter of fields. Avoid this plant due to its toxicity and ability to cause dermatitis.Wild Parsnip Identification
Cow Parsnip Identification
Weedy Parsnip Management
Weed of the Week – May 16
Did You Know?
Why keep hairy bittercress:
- Can be medicinal
- Can be a parsley substitute
How to get rid of hairy bittercress:
- Remove the root
- Chemical control for lawns
- Mulch to prevent sun
Information by Rakesh Chandran, Ph.D., WVU Extension Service Weed Science Specialist.
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