Steph's Virtual Garden: Weedy Plants
This clickable gallery of weed photographs might help you identify a weed:
Thumbnail images with underlined names are clickable for more photos and information about the plant. I've included only those plants that I've seen growing in a mowed lawn. There is a lot of overlap between weeds, wildflowers and butterfly nectar plants.
Clover Patch
Find the 4 Leaf Clover
Dollarweed
Dollarweed
Drymaria cordata
Drymaria cordata
Dichondra repens
Dichondra repens
Zebra Heliconian Butterflies nectaring on Spanish Needles Flowers
Spanish Needles
Spanish Needles Burrs
Spanish Needles Burrs
Desmodium Burrs
Desmodium Burrs

Desmodium

Southern Fleabane
Erigeron quercifolius
Cassius Blue Butterfly sipping nectar from a Phyla nodiflora flower
Phyla nodiflora
Asiatic Hawksbeard
Asiatic Hawksbeard
Close up of the small yellow Sida acuta flower
Broomweed
Sida acuta
Emilia sonchifolia flower
Tassel Flower
Emilia sonchifolia
Emilia fosbergii flower
Tassel Flower
Emilia fosbergii
Peppergrass
Peppergrass
Spermacoce verticillata flower
Spermacoce verticillata
Spermacoce assurgens
Spermacoce assurgens?

Alternanthera flavescens
Marcela
(I'm not sure of this ID- still checking on it)
Ground Pusley, Richardia humistrata
Ground Pusley
Richardia humistrata
Phyllanthus tenellus
Phyllanthus tenellus
Phyllanthus tenellus
Phyllanthus tenellus
Sonchus asper or oleraceus
Sonchus asper or oleraceus
Caesar weed, Urena lobata
Caesar weed,
Urena lobata
Florida ironweed flowers
Florida ironweed
Vernonia blodgettii
Amaranth, Pigweed
"Amaranth, Pigweed
(has numerous species)"
Star Rush
Dichromena
Star Rush
Yellow Pineland Heliotrope, Heliotropium polyphyllum
Heliotropium polyphyllum

Lobelia

Linaria
Nightshade
Nightshade

Pellitory

Cowpea
Vigna Luteola
Peanuta
Peanut
Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
If your weed isn't here, have a look at:
Other Plants
Nectar Plants
Host Plants
Tickseed, Coreopsis
Tickseed
Coreopsis

Pilea microphylla
Pilea microphylla
I'm most interested in the weeds used by butterflies, but as time permits I'll photograph and add pages for the rest of them too.
Blue-eyed Grass
Blue-eyed Grass

I adore the Blue-eyed grass! It's both a wildflower and a weed. I'll be making a wildflower page soon. Kallstroemia maxima, Caltrop
Kallstroemia maxima
Caltrop
Coat Buttons, Tridax procumbens
Coat Buttons
Tridax procumbens
Creeping Indigo
Creeping Indigo
Ragweed
Ragweed
White flower, Eclipta prostrata, False daisy
Eclipta prostrata
False daisy
big fluffy weed
big fluffy weed
Wood Sorrel, Oxalis
Wood Sorrel, Oxalis
Yellow Dandelion Flower
Dandelion
...always more on the way
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