Biological information: Common name: Speedwell Scientific name: Veronica Filiformis Family or class: Plantaginaceae Symptoms and/or signs to watch out for: Low growing plant Bright blue stemmed flowers Early in the year (March to May) Small scalloped leaves Life cycle: Perennial herb. Reproduces by asexually by resprouting from separated sections of stem and rhizome. Mode of … Continue reading Speedwell


Biological information: Common name: Pigweed Scientific name: Amaranthus retroflexus Family or class: Amaranthaceae Symptoms and/or signs to watch out for: Rapidly over topping shorter crops. Increasing stem growth and deploying leaves. Tall, erect to bushy plants with simple oval to diamond shaped alternate leaves with small greenish flowers. Life cycle: Emerges after spring frost date. … Continue reading Pigweed

Hairy Vetch

Biological information: Common name: Hairy Vetch Scientific name:Vicia Villosa Family or class: Fabaceae Symptoms and/or signs to watch out for: small slender green shoots that spiral and cling to other plants Life cycle: Perennial establishes in fall grows through winter and spring flowers late summer through early fall Mode of reproduction: taproot or rhizome Seed … Continue reading Hairy Vetch

Curly Dock

Biological information: Common name: Curly Dock Scientific name: Rumex crispus (acid, curled) Family or class: Polygonaceae Symptoms and or signs to watch out for: green leaves early in the spring, tinged with red distinctive waved or curled edges favors wet/overwatered/poorly-drained soil can be toxic to livestock (humans can eat it) Life cycle: perennial flowering plant (buckwheat family) … Continue reading Curly Dock