Agriculture: Pistachio 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, hare Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
barnyardgrass Echinochloa crus-galli
bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon
bindweed, field Convolvulus arvensis
bluegrass, annual Poa annua
bromegrasses Bromus spp.
canarygrass Phalaris canariensis
chickweed, common Stellaria media
clovers Trifolium spp.
cockleburs Xanthium spp.
crabgrasses Digitaria spp.
cudweeds Gnaphalium spp.
dallisgrass Paspalum dilatatum
dock, curly Rumex crispus
evening primrose, cutleaf Oenothera laciniata
fescues Festuca spp.
fiddlenecks Amsinckia spp.
filarees Erodium spp.
fleabane, hairy (fleabane, flaxleaved) Conyza bonariensis
foxtails Setaria spp.
goosefoot, nettleleaf Chenopodium murale
groundcherries Physalis spp.
groundsel, common Senecio vulgaris
henbit Lamium amplexicaule
horseweed Conyza canadensis
johnsongrass Sorghum halepense
junglerice Echinochloa colona
knotweed, common Polygonum arenastrum
lambsquarters, common Chenopodium album
lettuce, prickly Lactuca serriola
lovegrasses Eragrostis spp.
mallow, little (cheeseweed) Malva parviflora
mullein, turkey Eremocarpus setigerus
mustards Brassica spp.
nettle, burning Urtica urens
nightshades Solanum spp.
nutsedge, yellow Cyperus esculentus
nutsedge, purple Cyperus rotundus
oat, wild Avena fatua
pigweeds Amaranthus spp.
pineapple-weed Chamomilla suaveolens
puncturevine Tribulus terrestris
purslane, common Portulaca oleracea
radish, wild Raphanus raphanistrum
rocket, London Sisymbrium irio
ryegrass, Italian Lolium multiflorum
shepherd's-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris
sowthistles Sonchus spp.
sprangletops Leptochloa spp.
spurge, spotted Chamaesyce maculata
thistle, Russian Salsola tragus
willowherb, panicle-leaf Epilobium brachycarpum
witchgrass Panicum capillare
Text Updated: 10/14