University of Maryland Extension


Tips for Weed Control

  1. Identify the weed! The photo galleries below are to help you identify weeds.
  2. Click on a weed name for more information, including cultural control.

common dandelion

lesser celendine in flower

What is a weed?

"A plant whose virtues have never been discovered." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially:  one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants". Merriam-Webster

Still stumped? Send a photo of the weed to Ask Maryland's Garden Experts or bring a sample to a Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinic


Invasive Plants

Video Series: Invasive Plant Species of Maryland


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