Did you know there are over 75 different weeds in Alabama? With so many varieties, and some of them parading themselves as grass or flowers, it can be difficult to identify them. But it’s crucial that you distinguish between grass and weeds so that you can keep your yard healthy. Here are 4 of the most common weeds in Alabama.
If your yard is dry, you may see these dainty little Alabama weeds growing on your lawn. As pretty as they are, fleabane (also known as eastern daisy fleabane or annual fleabane) can easily take over: they are known to grow 3-5 ft. tall!
You may have fond childhood memories of planting these weeds. They can either look like fluffy, airy puff balls or small yellow flowers about the size of a quarter. If your yard is particularly wet and not shaded by trees, you may find a lot of these popping up.
3. White clover
If you’ve ever seen small white (or pink) flowers with clustered thin petals vertically clustered, you’ve probably spotted clover. Clover thrives in wet, cool soil. And clover doesn’t have any leaves on the stems, but there are clusters of compound leaves in groups of 3 or 4 (or the lucky five) close to the ground.
4. Nettleleaf Goosefoot
If you’d like to know more about the impostors growing in your yard or are not sure whether you’re looking at weeds or grass, talk to a professional today.