University of Maryland Extension

Fall Weeds

It's fall and here are the weeds you might see around the state.  These are the weeds most commonly seen in the Maryland home garden and landscape.  Some of these germinate in the fall, survive the winter, continue to grow and set seed in the spring.

Featured seasonal weeds: Spring l Summer l Fall

* indicates an invasive weed

flowering american burnweed
American burnweed

annual bluegrass going to seed
Annual bluegrass

chickweed foliage

common cocklebur seeds
Common cocklebur

hairy bittercress flowers
Hairy bittercress 

Japanese stiltgrass weed
Japanese stiltgrass  *
poison ivy growing up tree
Poison ivy

pokeweed and immature berries

young ragweed

To Weed or Not to Weed?
Do you think of these wildflowers as weeds?  Actually, they have incredible value for attracting beneficial insects and pollinators to your gardens.  Consider making a little room for wildflowers in your landscape.  Here are some 'keepers' that you'll see blooming this fall:

boneset thoroughwort

goldenrod flowers
Goldenrod -(often mistaken for ragweed)

groundsel bush in the fall
Groundsel bush


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