Agriculture: Spinach Pest Management Guidelines

Common and Scientific Names of Weeds

Common Names Scientific Names
barley, foxtail Hordeum jubatum
barley, hare Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
barnyardgrass Echinochloa crus-galli
bindweed, field Convolvulus arvensis
bluegrass, annual Poa annua
burclover, California Medicago polymorpha
chickweed, common Stellaria media
cockleburs Xanthium spp.
cudweeds Gnaphalium spp.
dodder Cuscuta spp.
fiddlenecks Amsinckia spp.
filarees Erodium spp.
flixweed Descurainia sophia
goosefoot, nettleleaf Chenopodium murale
groundsel, common Senecio vilgaris
henbit Lamium amplexicaule
knotweed, common Polygonum arenastrum
ladysthumb Polygonum persicaria
lambsquarters, common Chenopodium album
lettuce, prickly Lactuca serriola
mallow, little (cheeseweed) Malva parviflora
medic, black Medicago lupulina
morningglories Ipomoea spp.
mustards Brassica and Sinapis spp.
nettle, burning Urtica urens
nightshade, black Solanum nigrum
nightshade, hairy Solanum sarrachoides
nutsedge, yellow Cyperus esculentus
oat, wild Avena fatua
pigweeds Amaranthus spp.
pineappleweed Chamomilla suaveolens
purslane, common Portulaca oleracea
radish, wild Raphanus raphanistrum
rocket, London Sisymbrium irio
ryegrass, Italian Lolium multiflorum
shepherd's-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris
smartweed, pale Polygonum lapathofolium
sowthistles Sonchus spp.
sprangletops Leptochloa spp.
sweetclovers Melilotus officinalis
swinecress Coronopus didymus
Text Updated: 12/09