Weed & Pest Pages

Bindi weed

Bindi weed

Hello, I'm Bindii weed Botanical Name Bindii weed's botanical name is Soliva sessilis DESCRIBE YOURSELF I originally come from South America so I am an exotic pest! I am bright lime green in colour and I produce prickles or burrs each spring. These prickles contain...

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Blackberry Nightshade

Blackberry Nightshade

Hello, I am Blackberry Nightshade Botanical Name Solanum nigrum DESCRIBE YOURSELF I am tall with dark green leaves. As a nightshade I have small white flowers and black or blue berries, which contain the seeds for next year’s crop of weeds. I have a strong root system...

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Nutgrass

Nutgrass

Nutgrass is a tall grass-like plant with a deep-rooted nut, which is best dealt with by hand weeding.

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Dandelion

Dandelion

Hello, I am Dandelion Botanical Name Taraxacum DESCRIBE YOURSELF Everyone knows me from childhood when they blew my dandelion seed heads to make a wish! Although as a gardener you wish I wasn't in your garden! I am the original broad leaf flatweed, although there are...

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Billygoat weed

Billygoat weed

Hello, I'm Billygoat weed Botanical Name Ageratum conyzoides DESCRIBE YOURSELF I am an annual or short-lived perennial. My leaves are green, with fine hairs making me furry leaves. Billygoat weed has mauve-coloured flowers that some people find quite...

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Purslane

Purslane

Hello, I'm Purslane Botanical Name Portulaca oleracea DESCRIBE YOURSELF I am actually a herb, with fleshy light green to golden leaves and stems. As the sap from Purslane leaves can be used to alleviate pain and itch from insect bites, I am a valuable addition to your...

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