What are these plants

Asked June 16, 2018, 1:38 PM EDT

What are these plants named? Are they weeds? Can they be pulled out?

Frederick County Maryland

1 Response

The first photo is ajuga. This is a groundcover that becomes a terrible nuisance in most instances. It is also a foreign invasive plant. We recommend that you pull it up and replace it with something, native if possible. (Avoid English ivy!)

The other photos look very similar to several plants. Send us photos when they flower and we'll let you know . If it is a weed, then you can pull it before it produces seeds for next year.