12 Most Common Weeds

Learn how to identify and remove common weeds that may be taking over your lawn and garden spaces with this gallery.

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Creeping thistle <i>(Cirsium arvense)</i>

This weed is often a problem in recently seeded lawns or in bare patches in existing grass. It has light purple flowerheads and spiky, wavy, thistlelike leaves, which are unpleasant to sit or walk on. Dig them out using a daisy grubber or fork. H: 4 feet; S: 18 inches

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