Agricultural pest management

Weed Photo Gallery,
with common and scientific names

(Reviewed 9/09, updated 9/09)

In this Guideline: More about weeds in turfgrass:

Common Name Scientific Name
barnyardgrass Echinochloa crus-galli
bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon
bluegrass, annual Poa annua
bluegrass, roughstalk Poa trivialis
brassbuttons, Mexican Cotula mexicana
brassbuttons, southern Cotula australis
burclover, California Medicago polymorpha
chamomile, mayweed Anthemis cotula
burweed, lawn (soliva) Soliva sessilis
catsear, common Hypochaeris radicata
chickweed, common Stellaria media
chickweed, mouseear Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgare
clover, white Trifolium repens
crabgrass, large Digitaria sanguinalis
crabgrass, smooth Digitaria ischaemum
cudweed, purple Gnaphalium purpureum
daisy, English Bellis perennis
dallisgrass Paspalum dilatatum
dandelion Taraxacum officinale
dock, curly Rumex crispus
filarees Erodium spp.
foxtail, yellow Setaria pumila
geranium, cutleaf Geranium dissectum
goosegrass Eleusine indica
healall (selfheal) Prunella vulgaris
henbit Lamium amplexicaule
kikuyugrass Pennisetum clandestinum
knotweed, common Polygonum arenastrum
knotweed, prostrate Polygonum aviculare
kyllinga, green Kyllinga brevifolia
mallow, little (cheeseweed) Malva parviflora
medic, black Medicago lupulina
nutsedge, purple Cyperus rotundus
nutsedge, yellow Cyperus esculentus
pearlwort, birdseye Sagina procumbens
pimpernel, scarlet Anagallis arvensis
pineappleweed Chamomilla suaveolens
plantain, broadleaf Plantago major
plantain, buckhorn Plantago lanceolata
purslane, common Portulaca oleracea
ryegrass, Italian Lolium multiflorum
smutgrass Sporobolis indicus
sorrel, red Rumex acetosella
speedwell, Persian Veronica persica
spurge, spotted Euphorbia maculata
swinecress, lesser Coronopus didymus
velvetgrass, German Holcus mollis
wild carrot Daucus carota
wild celery Cyclospermum leptophyllum
wild garlic Allium vineale
woodsorrel, creeping Oxalis corniculata
yarrow, common Achillea millefolium


[UC Peer Reviewed]

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Turfgrass
UC ANR Publication 3365-T


C. A. Wilen, UC IPM Program, UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego County
M. LeStrange, UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare County
M. A. Harivandi, UC Cooperative Extension, Alameda County

Acknowledgment for contributions to Weeds:
C. L. Elmore, Vegetable Crops/Weed Science, UC Davis
D. W. Cudney, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
V. A. Gibeault, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside

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