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Perennial Weeds You May See

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(Cynodon dactylon): Grass family; perennial; mature plant forms dense mats with spreading and branching stolons that root at nodes; flowering spikes radiate from a single point at tip of stem; collar region has fringe of short, white hairs.
(Paspalum dilatatum): Grass family; mature plant 1 to 4 ft tall unless mowed; flower head consists of 3 to 6 spikes that arise apart on stem and often droop; leaf sheath flattened, hairy, and often tinged red at base.
Field bindweed.
Field bindweed
(Convolvulus arvensis): Morningglory family; perennial; leaves are spade or bell-shaped, lobed at base, and attached to flattened petioles; stems trail on ground or climb on upright plants; trumpet-shaped white to purplish flowers close each afternoon and reopen the following day.
(Sorghum halepense): Grass family; perennial; grows in spreading, leafy patches that may be as tall as 6 to 7 ft; leaves have prominent whitish midvein, which snaps readily when folded over; flower head is large, open, well-branched, and often reddish tinged.
White clover
White clover
(Trifolium repens): Pea family; perennial; each leaflet may have a whitish circular band within the center; flower forms a ball-shaped cluster; leaves trifoliolate (3 leaflets per leaf) smooth, alternate, lower surface gray green, upper surface green; plant forms large clump with branching stems 4 to 12 inches long.
Yellow nutsedge.
Yellow nutsedge
(Cyperus esculentus): Sedge family; perennial; grow mainly from nutlets on rhizomes, mostly in upper foot of soil; leaves are V-shaped in cross section and arranged in sets of three at the base; stems are triangular in cross section.

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