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UC Pest Management Guidelines

Cole Crops

Weed Photo Gallery,
with common and scientific names

(Reviewed 6/07, updated 6/07)

In this Guideline: More about weeds in cole crops:

Common names link to pages with weed descriptions and photos, up to 100K, often showing several stages of development.

Common Name Scientific Name
barley, foxtail Hordeum jubatum
barnyardgrass Echinochloa crus-galli
bindweed, field Convolvulus arvensis
bluegrass, annual Poa annua
canarygrass, littleseed Phalaris minor
chickweed, common Stellaria media
goosefoot, nettleleaf Chenopodium murale
groundcherries Physalis spp.
groundsel, common Senecio vulgaris
knotweed, prostrate Polygonum arenastrum
lambsquarters, common Chenopodium album
lettuce, prickly Lactuca serriola
little mallow (cheeseweed) Malva parviflora
mustards Brassica spp.
nettle, burning Urtica urens
nightshade, black Solanum nigrum
nightshade, hairy Solanum sarrachoides
nutsedges Cyperus spp.
oat, wild Avena fatua
pigweeds Amaranthus spp.
pineapple-weed Chamomilla suaveolens
polypogon, rabbitfoot Polypogon monspeliensis
purslane, common Portulaca oleracea
radish, wild Raphanus raphanistrum
rocket, London Sisymbrium irio
shepherd's-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris
sowthistles Sonchus spp.


[UC Peer Reviewed]

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Cole Crops
UC ANR Publication 3442
R. F. Smith, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County
S.A. Fennimore, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County
O. Daugovish, UC Cooperative Extension, Ventura County
M. LeStrange, UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare County
Acknowledgments for contributions to Weeds:
C. E. Bell, UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego County
D. W. Cudney, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
W. T. Lanini, Vegetable Crops/Weed Science, UC Davis

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