weed ID

Asked April 17, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

Can you ID this weed which is blooming now in my Bethesda yard. It has small (smaller than a dime) white flowers. The leaves which are shown in a close-up are roughly heart shaped. Thanks.

Montgomery County Maryland weeds plant identification hairy bittercress

1 Response

This is hairy bittercress.
This weed is easy to pull, and now would be a good time to do it. As soon as the flowers fade and the seed head dries, upon disturbance/brushing against them, the seeds shoot far and wide, making it highly likely you will have more next year.
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