Not sure what these plants are in my yard

Asked July 10, 2019, 8:23 PM EDT

Hello I planted ground covering last year. This year I have plants that I do not remember planting. They are taking over some of the ground covering. Can you help identify them.

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1 Response

The first photo shows a type of Smartweed, sometimes referred to as Lady's-thumb for the marking on the leaves.
More about them here: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/smartweed

The second photo shows multiple plants, but the one starting to sprawl out and cover ground (pointed leaves) looks like a weed called Asian dayflower.

We think we see the upright seed stems of plantain weed in the background.
See here: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/plantain
The grassy weed in foreground, and a small amount of spurge too, which you can look at here: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/prostrate-spurge

We'd guess the groundcovers are the two types of sedum. The one getting ready to bloom with the serrated edge, and the lower, smaller one that looks like a spiky, succulent star.


Christine