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Weed Identification

Weeds commonly submitted to the Virginia Weed Identification Clinic appear in the list of weeds. Narrow the list by choosing characteristics that match your unknown plant or search for plants by name. Please contact your local Extension office if you cannot identify your weed.

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Loaded 722 weeds sorted by common name (722 weeds)
  1. A

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    1. absinthe
    2. Adam and Eve orchid
    3. air yam
    4. allegheny monkeyflower
    5. alligatorweed
    6. American barberry
    7. American basswood
    8. American beautyberry
    9. American beech
    10. American black elderberry
    11. American bur-reed
    12. American cancer-root
    13. American climacium moss
    14. American climbing fern
    15. American false pennyroyal
    16. American hazelnut
    17. American plum
    18. American pokeweed
    19. American speedwell
    20. American sycamore
    21. American water-willow
    22. American white waterlily
    23. Amur honeysuckle
    24. annual bluegrass
    25. annual sowthistle
    26. annual trampweed
    27. anomodon moss
    28. apple of Peru
    29. arrowleaf sida
    30. ashy sunflower
    31. Asian ponysfoot
    32. Asiatic dayflower
    33. Asiatic tearthumb
    34. atrichum moss
    35. Australian water-clover
    36. autumn olive
  2. B

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    1. bahiagrass
    2. bald brome
    3. balloon plant
    4. balsampear
    5. barnyardgrass
    6. beaked panicgrass
    7. bearded beggarticks
    8. beechdrops
    9. Bermudagrass
    10. biennial beeblossom
    11. big bluestem
    12. big chickweed
    13. big cordgrass
    14. bigpod sesbania
    15. bigtop lovegrass
    16. billion-dollar grass
    17. bird's-foot trefoil
    18. bishop's weed
    19. bitter dock
    20. bitter panicgrass
    21. bitternut hickory
    22. bittersweet nightshade
    23. black bamboo
    24. black bugbane
    25. black cherry
    26. black highbush blueberry
    27. black huckleberry
    28. black locust
    29. black medic
    30. black nightshade
    31. black raspberry
    32. black-staining polypore
    33. blackberry lily
    34. blackeyed Susan
    35. blackgum
    36. blackhaw
    37. blindeyes
    38. blue huckleberry
    39. blue mistflower
    40. blue sedge
    41. blue waxweed
    42. bluejacket
    43. blunt spikerush
    44. Boston swordfern
    45. boxelder
    46. brambles
    47. Brazilian watermeal
    48. Brazilian waterweed
    49. brittle waternymph
    50. broadleaf cattail
    51. broadleaf helleborine
    52. broadleaf ironweed
    53. broadleaf pondweed
    54. broadleaf signalgrass
    55. broomsedge bluestem
    56. brown mustard
    57. browneyed Susan
    58. brownray knapweed
    59. buffalo nut
    60. buffalobur
    61. bulbous bluegrass
    62. bulbous woodrush
    63. bull thistle
    64. burcucumber
    65. burningbush
    66. bursting-heart
    67. butter and eggs
    68. butterfly weed
    69. butterweed
  3. C

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    1. Caley pea
    2. camphor pluchea
    3. Canada goldenrod
    4. Canada lettuce
    5. Canada thistle
    6. Canada toadflax
    7. Canadian blacksnakeroot
    8. Canadian clearweed
    9. Canadian lousewort
    10. cardoon
    11. Carolina desert-chicory
    12. Carolina elephantsfoot
    13. Carolina geranium
    14. Carolina mosquitofern
    15. Carolina ponysfoot
    16. castor aralia
    17. catclawvine
    18. catnip
    19. centipede grass
    20. chamber bitter
    21. chameleon plant
    22. cheatgrass
    23. chicory
    24. Chinaberrytree
    25. Chinese chestnut
    26. Chinese fountaingrass
    27. Chinese pear
    28. Chinese privet
    29. Chinese silvergrass
    30. Chinese sweetshrub
    31. Chinese tallow
    32. Chinese wisteria
    33. Chinese yam
    34. clammy groundcherry
    35. clammy locust
    36. climbing dayflower
    37. coastal sandbur
    38. coastal sweetpepperbush
    39. cockspur hawthorn
    40. coltsfoot
    41. common balm
    42. common barley
    43. common blue violet
    44. common bugle
    45. common burdock
    46. common buttonbush
    47. common carpetgrass
    48. common chickweed
    49. common cinquefoil
    50. common cocklebur
    51. common cowparsnip
    52. common dandelion
    53. common duckmeat
    54. common duckweed
    55. common earthball
    56. common evening primrose
    57. common groundsel
    58. common hop
    59. common liverwort
    60. common mallow
    61. common milkweed
    62. common mouse-ear chickweed
    63. common mullein
    64. common nipplewort
    65. common periwinkle
    66. common persimmon
    67. common plantain
    68. common ragweed
    69. common reed
    70. common rush
    71. common selfheal
    72. common sheep sorrel
    73. common speedwell
    74. common St. Johnswort
    75. common sweetleaf
    76. common tansy
    77. common threeseed mercury
    78. common velvetgrass
    79. common vetch
    80. common viper's bugloss
    81. common yarrow
    82. common yellow oxalis
    83. controverial weissia moss
    84. coon's tail
    85. coralberry
    86. corn chamomile
    87. corn gromwell
    88. corn speedwell
    89. corn spurry
    90. cow pea
    91. crape myrtle
    92. creeping bentgrass
    93. creeping lespedeza
    94. creeping primrose
    95. creeping strawberry bush
    96. creeping woodsorrel
    97. creeping yellowcress
    98. crosswort
    99. crowfootgrass
    100. crownvetch
    101. cucumber-tree
    102. curly dock
    103. curly pondweed
    104. curlytop knotweed
    105. cursed buttercup
    106. cutleaf evening primrose
    107. cutleaf geranium
    108. cypress spurge
    109. cypressvine
  4. D

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    1. dames rocket
    2. deerberry
    3. deertongue
    4. delicate thuidium moss
    5. devil in the bush
    6. devil's beggartick
    7. devil's grandmother
    8. devil's walkingstick
    9. dogfennel
    10. dotted smartweed
    11. dovefoot geranium
    12. doveweed
    13. duckweed
  5. E

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    1. early yellowrocket
    2. eastern baccharis
    3. eastern black nightshade
    4. eastern blue-eyed grass
    5. eastern cottonwood
    6. eastern daisy fleabane
    7. eastern gamagrass
    8. eastern poison ivy
    9. eastern redbud
    10. eastern redcedar
    11. eastern woodland sedge
    12. edible fig
    13. English ivy
    14. English yew
    15. Eurasian watermilfoil
    16. European cranberrybush
    17. European field pansy
    18. European lily of the valley
    19. eyebane
  6. F

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    1. fall panicgrass
    2. fall phlox
    3. false daisy
    4. fan clubmoss
    5. Fernald's yellowcress
    6. fiddle dock
    7. field bindweed
    8. field brome
    9. field horsetail
    10. field madder
    11. field mustard
    12. field pansy
    13. field pennycress
    14. field pepperweed
    15. field pumpkin
    16. field pussytoes
    17. filamentous algae
    18. fiveangled dodder
    19. floating marshpennywort
    20. floating primrose-willow
    21. flower of an hour
    22. flowering quince
    23. fox sedge
    24. foxtail barley
    25. foxtail millet
    26. fragrant flatsedge
    27. fragrant sumac
    28. frost grape
    29. Fuller's teasel
  7. G

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    1. gallant soldier
    2. garden asparagus
    3. garden cornflower
    4. garden lettuce
    5. garden rhubarb
    6. garden valerian
    7. garden yellowrocket
    8. garlic mustard
    9. germander speedwell
    10. giant foxtail
    11. giant goldenrod
    12. giant ironweed
    13. glossy buckthorn
    14. golden bamboo
    15. golden chain tree
    16. golden kiwi
    17. golden ragwort
    18. grass-like starwort
    19. great blue lobelia
    20. great ragweed
    21. greater bladder sedge
    22. green ash
    23. green carpetweed
    24. green field speedwell
    25. green foxtail
    26. green hawthorn
    27. greenwhite sedge
    28. ground ivy
    29. groundnut
    30. Guadeloupe cucumber
  8. H

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    1. hairy angelica
    2. hairy cat's ear
    3. hairy crabgrass
    4. hairy crabweed
    5. hairy fleabane
    6. hairy vetch
    7. hairyfruit sedge
    8. hairyseed paspalum
    9. hardy orange
    10. hare's ear
    11. harlequin glorybower
    12. harvestlice
    13. hazel alder
    14. heavenly bamboo
    15. hedge bindweed
    16. hedgehog woodrush
    17. hedgehyssop
    18. hedgemustard
    19. hemp dogbane
    20. henbit deadnettle
    21. hog peanut
    22. hogwort
    23. honeylocust
    24. honeyvine milkweed
    25. hophornbeam copperleaf
    26. horned pondweed
    27. horsenettle
    28. horseweed
    29. humped bladderwort
    30. hyssopleaf thoroughwort
  9. I

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    1. incense cedar
    2. Indian goosegrass
    3. Indian strawberry
    4. Indiangrass
    5. Italian ryegrass
    6. itchgrass
    7. ivyleaf morning-glory
    8. ivyleaf speedwell
  10. J

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    1. jagged chickweed
    2. Japanese barberry
    3. Japanese clover
    4. Japanese flowering cherry
    5. Japanese holly
    6. Japanese honeysuckle
    7. Japanese hop
    8. Japanese knotweed
    9. Japanese maple
    10. Japanese spindletree
    11. Japanese spirea
    12. jetbead
    13. jewelweed
    14. jimsonweed
    15. Johnsongrass
    16. jointhead arthraxon
    17. jungle rice
  11. K

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    1. Kentucky bluegrass
    2. kidneyleaf mudplantain
    3. kiss me over the garden gate
    4. knawel
    5. knotroot foxtail
    6. kochia
  12. L

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    1. lambsquarters
    2. lanceleaf ragweed
    3. large hopclover
    4. largebracted plantain
    5. largepod pinweed
    6. lateflowering thoroughwort
    7. lawn burweed
    8. lawn marshpennywort
    9. lawndaisy
    10. leafy pondweed
    11. lemon beebalm
    12. lesser calamint
    13. lesser swinecress
    14. little barley
    15. little bluestem
    16. little floatingheart
    17. little hogweed
    18. littleleaf buttercup
    19. littlepod false flax
    20. live oak
    21. long-stalked phyllanthus
    22. longleaf groundcherry
    23. longleaf pondweed
    24. low hopclover
    25. lyreleaf sage
  13. M

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    1. maidenstears
    2. man of the earth
    3. manyflower marshpennywort
    4. maroon Carolina milkvine
    5. Maryland goldenaster
    6. Maryland meadowbeauty
    7. mat amaranth
    8. matrimony vine
    9. Maule's quince
    10. mayapple
    11. mayweed chamomile
    12. meadow fescue
    13. meadow hawkweed
    14. Mexican fireplant
    15. Mexican tea
    16. mockernut hickory
    17. moleplant
    18. Morrow's honeysuckle
    19. moth mullein
    20. mountain fetterbush
    21. mountain laurel
    22. mouseear cress
    23. muck sunflower
    24. mugwort
    25. multiflora rose
    26. musk thistle
    27. muskgrass
  14. N

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    1. narrowleaf blue-eyed grass
    2. narrowleaf hawksbeard
    3. narrowleaf mountainmint
    4. narrowleaf pinweed
    5. narrowleaf plantain
    6. navel cornsalad
    7. needle spikerush
    8. Nepalese browntop
    9. nettleleaf noseburn
    10. nimblewill
    11. nonfilamentous algae
    12. northern bog violet
    13. northern catalpa
    14. northern dewberry
    15. northern jointvetch
    16. northern red oak
    17. Norwegian cinquefoil
    18. nutgrass
  15. O

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    1. openflower rosette grass
    2. orange hawkweed
    3. orangegrass
    4. orchardgrass
    5. oregano
    6. Oriental bittersweet
    7. Oriental lady's thumb
    8. ornamental jewelweed
    9. osage orange
    10. oxeye daisy
  16. P

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    1. Palmer amaranth
    2. palmleaf morningglory
    3. panicledleaf ticktrefoil
    4. paper mulberry
    5. parrot feather watermilfoil
    6. parsley-piert
    7. pasture spikesedge
    8. pawpaw
    9. Pennsylvania smartweed
    10. peppermint
    11. perennial pea
    12. perennial ryegrass
    13. perennial sowthistle
    14. perplexed ticktrefoil
    15. Persian speedwell
    16. petty spurge
    17. Philadelphia fleabane
    18. piedmont bedstraw
    19. pignut hickory
    20. pink woodsorrel
    21. plantain-leaved pussytoes
    22. plume poppy
    23. poison hemlock
    24. pomegranate
    25. poorjoe
    26. poorland flatsedge
    27. poverty brome
    28. poverty dropseed
    29. poverty oatgrass
    30. poverty rush
    31. povertyweed
    32. Powell's amaranth
    33. prairie broomweed
    34. prairie fleabane
    35. prairie tea
    36. prickly lettuce
    37. prickly sida
    38. princesstree
    39. prostrate knotweed
    40. prostrate pigweed
    41. purple ammannia
    42. purple deadnettle
    43. purple loosestrife
    44. purple passionflower
    45. purpletop
  17. Q

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    1. quackgrass
    2. Queen Anne's lace
    3. quince
  18. R

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    1. rabbit-tobacco
    2. rabbitfoot clover
    3. ram's horn
    4. ramtilla
    5. rape
    6. rare clubmoss
    7. rattail fescue
    8. red clover
    9. red fescue
    10. red maple
    11. red mulberry
    12. red sandspurry
    13. red stemmed parrots feather
    14. reddening lepiota
    15. redroot amaranth
    16. redstar
    17. redstem stork's bill
    18. redtop
    19. reed canarygrass
    20. rescuegrass
    21. rice button aster
    22. rice cutgrass
    23. roadside pennycress
    24. rough bluegrass
    25. roughfruit amaranth
    26. roundleaf greenbriar
    27. rugosa rose
    28. rusty blackhaw
  19. S

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    1. saltgrass
    2. saltmeadow cordgrass
    3. sassafras
    4. saucer magnolia
    5. sawtooth blackberry
    6. sawtooth oak
    7. scarlet pimpernel
    8. Scotch broom
    9. seaside arrowgrass
    10. sensitive fern
    11. sensitive partridge pea
    12. sentless false mayweed
    13. sericea lespedeza
    14. shaggy soldier
    15. shallow sedge
    16. sharpleaf cancerwort
    17. shaved sedge
    18. shepherd's purse
    19. shining bedstraw
    20. shortleaf spikesedge
    21. showy rattlebox
    22. Siberian ligularia
    23. sicklepod
    24. silktree
    25. silky dogwood
    26. silver hairgrass
    27. silverleaf nightshade
    28. silvery everlasting
    29. silvery threadmoss
    30. sleepydick
    31. slender amaranth
    32. slender parsley piert
    33. slimleaf panicgrass
    34. small geranium
    35. small hopclover
    36. small pondweed
    37. smallflower buttercup
    38. smallflower morningglory
    39. smallspike false nettle
    40. smooth aster
    41. smooth bedstraw
    42. smooth brome
    43. smooth cordgrass
    44. smooth crabgrass
    45. smooth hawksbeard
    46. smooth pigweed
    47. smooth rattlebox
    48. smooth sumac
    49. smut grass
    50. sneezeweed
    51. soapwort
    52. soft brome
    53. sourwood
    54. southern crabgrass
    55. southern waternymph
    56. soybean
    57. Spanish needles
    58. spiny amaranth
    59. spiny plumeless thistle
    60. spiny sowthistle
    61. spoonleaf purple everlasting
    62. spotted knapweed
    63. spotted ladysthumb
    64. spotted sandmat
    65. spotted St. Johnswort
    66. spotted water hemlock
    67. spring avens
    68. spring draba
    69. spurred anoda
    70. squarestem spikerush
    71. squirrel corn
    72. St. Andrew's cross
    73. St. Anthony's turnip
    74. St. augustinegrass
    75. starch grape hyacinth
    76. stickbush
    77. stickweed
    78. sticky chickweed
    79. sticky ragwort
    80. stickywilly
    81. stiff dogwood
    82. stinging nettle
    83. stink grass
    84. strawcolored flatsedge
    85. strict blue-eyed grass
    86. stringy stonecrop
    87. striped prince's pine
    88. strong quillwort
    89. sugar maple
    90. sugarcane plumegrass
    91. sulphur cinquefoil
    92. sun spurge
    93. swamp bay
    94. swamp smartweed
    95. swamp tupelo
    96. swamp verbena
    97. sweet autumn virginsbower
    98. sweet bay
    99. sweet clover
    100. sweet fennel
    101. sweet sagewort
    102. sweet vernalgrass
    103. sweet woodreed
    104. sweetflag
    105. sweetgum
    106. sweetscented bedstraw
    107. switchgrass
  20. T

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    1. tall fescue
    2. tall globethistle
    3. tall morning-glory
    4. tall oatgrass
    5. tapered rosette grass
    6. tapertip cupgrass
    7. Tatarian honeysuckle
    8. Texas panicum
    9. thin paspalum
    10. threadstalk speedwell
    11. throughwort pennycress
    12. Thunbergs meadowsweet
    13. thymeleaf speedwell
    14. timothy
    15. toothed plagiomnium moss
    16. toothed spurge
    17. trailing pearlwort
    18. tree-of-a-thousand-stars
    19. tree-of-heaven
    20. trumpet creeper
    21. trumpetweed
    22. tufted lovegrass
    23. tuliptree
    24. tumble windmill grass
    25. twoheaded water-starwort
    26. twoleaf watermilfoil
    27. tyrol knapweed
  21. U

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    1. upland bentgrass
  22. V

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    1. Vasey's grass
    2. velvet panicum
    3. velvetleaf
    4. vente conmigo
    5. violet orychophragmus
    6. Virginia buttonweed
    7. Virginia creeper
    8. Virginia glasswort
    9. Virginia mountainmint
    10. Virginia pepperweed
    11. Virginia strawberry
    12. Virginia sweetspire
    13. Virginia threeseed mercury
  23. W

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    1. watercress
    2. watershield
    3. waterthread pondweed
    4. waterthyme
    5. wax myrtle
    6. weakstalk bulrush
    7. weeping lovegrass
    8. western brackenfern
    9. western marsh cudweed
    10. western panicgrass
    11. western salsify
    12. white ash
    13. white clover
    14. white heath aster
    15. white mulberry
    16. white panicle aster
    17. white snakeroot
    18. white vervain
    19. whitegrass
    20. whitesnow
    21. whitetinge sedge
    22. whorled yellow loosestrife
    23. widgeongrass
    24. wild basil
    25. wild blue phlox
    26. wild buckwheat
    27. wild four-o'clock
    28. wild garlic
    29. wild grapes
    30. wild mustard
    31. wild oat
    32. wild parsnip
    33. wild sarsaparilla
    34. wine raspberry
    35. winged sumac
    36. wingstem
    37. winter-flowering cherry
    38. wintergreen barberry
    39. witchgrass
    40. woodland bittercress
    41. woodland lettuce
    42. woodlily
    43. woolgrass
    44. woolly burdock
  24. Y

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    1. yaupon
    2. yellow archangel
    3. yellow floatingheart
    4. yellow foxtail
    5. yellow nutsedge
    6. yellow passionflower
    7. yellow spring bedstraw
  25. Z

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    1. zoysiagrass