Pest Management Guidelines

Weed Photo Gallery,
with common and scientific names

(Reviewed 6/09, updated 6/09)

In this Guideline: More about weeds in asparagus:

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

Common Name Scientific Name
Barnyardgrass Echinochloa crus-galli
Bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon
Bindweed, field Convolvulus arvensis
Bluegrass, annual Poa annua
Burclover, California Medicago polymorpha
Chickweed, common Stellaria media
Cockleburs Xanthium spp.
Crabgrasses Digitaria spp.
Filarees Erodium spp.
Fleabane, hairy Conyza bonariensis
Foxtail, yellow Setaria pumila
Foxtails Setaria spp.
Groundsel, common Senecio vulgaris
Henbit Lamium amplexicaule
Horseweed Conyza canadensis
Johnsongrass Sorghum halepense
Knotweed, common Polygonum arenastrum
Ladysthumb Polygonum persicaria
Lambsquarters, common Chenopodium album
Lettuce, prickly Lactuca serriola
Mallow, little (cheeseweed) Malva parviflora
Morning glories Ipomoea spp.
Mustards Brassica spp.
Nettle, burning Urtica urens
Nightshades Solanum spp.
Nutsedge, purple Cyperus rotundus
Nutsedge, yellow Cyperus esculentus
Oat, wild Avena fatua
Pigweeds Amaranthus spp.
Polypogon, rabbitfoot Polypogon monspeliensis
Purslane, common Portulaca oleracea
Rocket, London Sisymbrium irio
Ryegrasses Lolium spp.
Shepherd's-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris
Smartweed, swamp Polygonum coccineum
Sowthistles Sonchus spp.
Sprangletops Leptochloa spp.
Sweetclovers Melilotis spp.
Thistle, Russian Salsola tragus


[UC Peer Reviewed]

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Asparagus
UC ANR Publication 3435

  • R. F. Smith, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County
Acknowledgment for contributions to Weeds:
  • D. W. Cudney, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
  • C. E. Bell, UC Cooperative Extension, Imperial County
  • R. J. Mullen, UC Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County

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