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...
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...
Nutgrass

Nutgrass

Hello, I am Nutgrass Botanical Name Cyperus rotundus DESCRIBE YOURSELF I am called Nutgrass as I am tall grass-like plant with a deep-rooted nut. However I am not actually a grass but a sedge. I have triangular leaves instead of flat blades like grasses do. As a weed,...
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...
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...