Agriculture: Cole Crops Pest Management Guidelines

Common and Scientific Names of Weeds

Common names link to pages with weed descriptions and photos often showing several stages of development.

Common Name Scientific Name
barley, foxtail Hordeum jubatum
barnyardgrass Echinochloa crus-galli
bindweed, field Convolvulus arvensis
bluegrass, annual Poa annua
canarygrass, littleseed Phalaris minor
chickweed, common Stellaria media
goosefoot, nettleleaf Chenopodium murale
groundcherries Physalis spp.
groundsel, common Senecio vulgaris
knotweed, common Polygonum arenastrum
lambsquarters, common Chenopodium album
lettuce, prickly Lactuca serriola
little mallow (cheeseweed) Malva parviflora
mustards Brassica spp.
nettle, burning Urtica urens
nightshade, black Solanum nigrum
nightshade, hairy Solanum physalifolium
nutsedge, purple Cyperus rotundus
nutsedge, yellow Cyperus esculentus
oat, wild Avena fatua
pigweeds Amaranthus spp.
pineappleweed Chamomilla suaveolens
polypogon, rabbitfoot Polypogon monspeliensis
purslane, common Portulaca oleracea
radish, wild Raphanus raphanistrum
rocket, London Sisymbrium irio
shepherd's-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris
sowthistles Sonchus spp.
volunteer grains various Poaceae
Text Updated: 10/19