Oklahoma Weeds

The Oklahoma winds blow weed seeds in sometimes, I think from 2 states over and 2 states up.  I have learned more about different weed types, than I have plant types, the last couple of years since moving to Oklahoma.

To combat these pesky rascals in my Oklahoma garden,I use a regiment of mulch in my beds, an application of corn gluten meal, some good ole hand pulling and watering adequately. Remember weeds hate healthy soil.

Enough said…I have been on a photographic mission revolving around common weeds in Oklahoma.  Most all of these weeds are treated as “broad leave”.

Annual Bluegrass
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Black Medic
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Annual or cool season perennial.
Reproduces by seed
Shallow rooted with bright yellow flowers.
Non Chemical Control is to hand pull
Chemical Control: apply post emergent broad leaf herbicide during active periods of growth…fall and spring.


Bind Weed or Creeping Jenny
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Bull Nettle
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Biennial
Reproduces by seed
Spiny coarse plant that when mature has a large  reddish purple flower that occur summer through fall.
Poor open turf areas are perfect for the nettle.
Non Chemical: Has a large tap root and will need to be dug out.
Chemical Control:

Bushy Aster
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Carolina Geranium
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Carpet Grass
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Carpet Weed
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Chick Weed
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Crab Grass
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Cud Weed
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Curly Dock
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Dallis Grass
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Dandelion
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Evening Primrose
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Henbit
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Johnson Grass
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Perennial grass
reproduces by seed and has an extensive underground root system.

Knotweed
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Lambsquarters
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Nut Grass
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Parsley-Piert
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Pigweed
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Plantain
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Prickly Lettuces
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Purslane (Common0
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Summer annual
Reproduces by Seed
Tolerates drought and likes rich fertile soil.
Non Chemical Control: maintain dense turf and hand pull.
Chemical Control:Broadleaf herbicide

Rag Weed
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Shepherdspurse
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Winter annual that reproduces by seed.
Flowers are small, white with 4 petals.
Loves thin poor turf.

Non Chemical Control: healthy dense turf, hand pull.
Chemical control: apply post emergent broadleaf herbicide during periods of growth..mid spring and again in fall.

Spiney Sowthistle
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Spurge
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Vetch (Narrowleaf)
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Wood Sorrel/Yellow Oxalis
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Yarrow
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Can you identify all the different weeds
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Oklahoma’s “Original” Red Dirt Gardener