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    Annual Bluegrass

    Type: Grassy weed
    Appearance:
    Generally appears in bunches. Leaves arefolded in the bud and have aboat-shaped leaf tip. They have a wrinkled section nearthe middle of the blade and the seedhead is triangular inshape.
    Life Cycle:Winter annual

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    Annual Ryegrass

    Type: Grassy weed
    Appearance: Annual ryegrass grows in clumps. The plant base is purple and the leaves are dark and shiny with smooth edges. The bud is rolled in the center of the plant. You'll notice spikelets at the top near the seedheads.

    Life Cycle:Winter annual

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    Black Medic

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: The plant is hairy, especially the stems. Leaves are alternate to one another and are divided into three egg-to-heart shaped leaflets with somewhat toothed edges. The stalk of the middle leaflet is longer. They are yellow and generally cluster to form a rounded head.
    Life cycle: Summer annual

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    Broadleaf Plantain

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: When plantains infest turf, they grow in dense clumps. The smooth, oval leaf blades are 2 to 6 inches in length. The young plants form a small rosette. The flowering stalk ends with a spike head containing seeds that can be 2 to 6 inches in length.

    Life Cycle: Perennial, grows year-round.

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    Carolina Geranium

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Identified by its elongated stems growing vertically and branching near the base. The stems are greenish-pink in color and hairy. Their leaves are also hairy on top and bottom and divided into five segments. Flowers are pale pink or white.

    Life Cycle:Winter annual, but can also be a summer annual.

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    Carpetweed

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Leaf surfaces are dull green and smooth with pale undersides and are pinkish brown in color toward the base. The stems are smooth. They are usually small and grow horizontal in circular mats.
    Life cycle: Summer annual

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    Catchweed Bedstraw

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: The seed leaves are oblong to egg-shaped with slightly notched tips, lacking hairs, and range from 1/2 to 1 inch. Mature catchweed has stems up to 6 feet long and form dense and tangled mats over vegetation. Flowers are small and greenish-white on short branches.

    Life Cycle:Winter annual, but it can be a summer annual as well in warmer climates.

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    Chickweed

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Leaves are smooth and oval with a point at the tip. It has tiny white flowers that are about 1/4" in diameter. The stems trail along the ground and growing ends may be upright and grow up to 8" tall.
    Life cycle: Winter annual, germinates primarily in the fall but also year-round.

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    Clover

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Stems creep along the ground and can grow to between 4 and 12 inches long. Leaves alternate with one another and consist of three leaflets. Each leaflet is up to 1/2 an inch long, nearly hairless, and may have a whitish crescent in the center. Tiny white to pale pink flowers cluster into egg-shaped flower heads.
    Life cycle: Annual or perennial, depending on the species.

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    Crabgrass

    Type: Grassy weed
    Appearance: The leaf blades are a quarter inch wide and about the thickness of a pencil. When it first appears, the leaf blades angle out from the stem. As the stems get larger, they tend to fall out into a star pattern.

    Life Cycle:Summer annual

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    Cutleaf Evening Primrose

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: The leaves are simple, either elliptic or lance-shaped. The leaf blade is narrow with deep irregular notches on the sides. The leaves are alternately arranged on the stems, which are reddish in color.

    Life Cycle:Winter annual

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    Dallisgrass

    Type: Grassy weed
    Appearance: Coarse in texture, it grows in a clump and increases in diameter as you approach the stem. The leaf blades are fairly wid, 1/4" to 1/2". The rhizomes have short internodes that look like concentric rings on its surface.
    Life cycle:Perennial

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    Dandelion

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Lance shaped leaves. Composite flower is yellow and 1 to 2". Flower gives way to white seed-head.
    Life cycle:
    Perennial, flower in spring and fall.

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    Dollarweed

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Leaves are round in shape and dark green and glossy with scalloped edges. The flower is small with five white petals and forms in clusters on the end of long stems.
    Life cycle: Summer p
    erennial

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    Foxtail

    Type: Grassy weed
    Appearance: Foxtail grows in clumps similar to crabgrass, only smaller. Its leaves are flat. Foxtail has sharply pointed tips and a round base. The main identifier is the bushy head that resemble a fox's tail. This can be green or purple, depending on the species.
    Life cycle: Summer annual

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    Goosegrass

    Type: Grassy weed
    Appearance: It appears as a pale green mat-like clump with flattened stems that grow in a low rosette. Flower stalks are short, stout, and compressed. They bloom from July to October. Seed heads are somewhat similar to those of dallisgrass, but short and stiff.
    Life cycle: Summer annual

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    Hairy Bittercress

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Just like the name suggests, hairy bittercress leaves are hairy on both the top and bottom. It starts as a rosette and then grows more upright, up to about 10 inches. They form dense mats as several plants grow around each other. The flowers are small and white and have four petals.

    Life Cycle:Winter annual

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    Henbit

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Spreads about 12"; dark green, scallop-edge leaves.
    Life cycle: Winter annual, blooms during warm periods in winter, but mostly spring.

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    Horseweed

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Horseweed starts out as a small rosette, and resembles a mare's tail when they mature. At maturity, it can be an erect stem up to 10 feet tall! An abundance of dark green leaves alternate from the stem. The flowers initially look like small daisy-like flowers but they mature into seed heads that resemble dandelion puffs.

    Life Cycle:Winter annual, but can also be a summer annual.

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    Lambs-quarter

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: The weed varies in height from 1 to 6 feet tall. Stems are erect and sturdy and often tinged with red or striped with pink, purple, or yellow. Leaves vary in shape from triangular to ovate to lanceolate. They are thick with white glands that are especially dense on the lower surface.
    Life cycle: Summer annual

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    Large Hop Clover

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Can be identified by its hairy branched stems that can be green or a little reddish in color. Leaves are hairless and alternate along the stem. The blooms are bright yellow flowers that grow in loose clusters on long stalks.

    Life Cycle:Winter annual

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    Nutsedge

    Type: Grassy weed
    Appearance: Leaves are grass-like and yellow-green, while the spiky head is purple or yellow. It has a faster growth rate than most grasses and has a more upright growth habit. This makes for a nonuniform turf.
    Life cycle:
    Perennial

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    Oxalis

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Oxalis grows on weak stems that branch at the base. The leaves form in groups of three leaflets on long petioles. Often mistaken for clover, the leaves differ from clover in that they are distinctly heart shaped. The flower is yellow with five petals and occurs in clusters.
    Life cycle: Summer annual

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    Persian Speedwell

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Stems can be up to 2 feet long. The whole plant is covered with tiny hairs. Leaves are opposite one another on the stem and are roundish or oval and 4 to 16 cm long. Flowering takes place February to May, and the flowers are blue with darker blue lines and white centers.

    Life Cycle:Winter annual, but it can be a summer weed in cooler states.

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    Purple Cudweed

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: The cudweed family of weeds grow in basal rosettes. Both the leaves and seedheads are covered in fine, white "woolly" fibers and are oval-shaped. In winter, they will remain as a rosette, but will grow a stem with purple flowers in spring.

    Life Cycle:Winter or summer annual.

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    Purslane

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Stems are reddish-green and thick, creep along the ground, and rarely grow more than 4" tall. The leaves are paddle-shaped and can be up to 2" long. This is considered an edible weed, but be sure not to confuse it with Spurge, which is NOT edible.
    Life cycle: Annual

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    Ragweed

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: It can grow up to 5 feet tall and has hairy stems and light green leaves, up to 4" long. Ragweed flowers are yellowish-green and small. They grow in clusters up to 6" long near the top of the plant. It blooms in late summer to early fall.
    Life cycle: Annual

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    Shepherd's Purse

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: The weed first forms a rosette, then a stem emerges that can grow up to 20 inches tall. Leaves are lightly covered in hairs and vary in shape but are deeply lobed. The flower stems are single or branched. Flowering takes place in late winter or early spring. The four white flower petals are sometimes tinged pale pink.

    Life Cycle:Winter annual

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    Spurge

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: There are many kinds of spurge, but most are low-growing, creeping weeds that form a dense mat if left to mature. Leaves are oval and can be reddish brown. The stems exude a milky white sap if broken.
    Life cycle: Summer annual

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    Wild Onion

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: 8" to 12" tall with solid flar leaves that appear directly from the bulb
    Life cycle: Winter annual; the leaves will die off once the heat of summer comes, but the bulbs will not. They stay dormant until the next spring.

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    Wild Violet

    Type: Broadleaf
    Appearance: Best known for their violet flowers, but they can bloom in other colors such as light blue and white. The leaves are heart-shaped but may also taper to a fine point.
    Life cycle: Perennial

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