Identify

Asked April 22, 2020, 2:22 PM EDT

I'm not sure if I should remove these plants or keep. Are these native ground covers or invasive plants? What are they?

Frederick County Maryland

1 Response

Those are all weeds common to our area.
The first photo shows the larger plant being dock, and the feathery-looking leaves are vetch. The second photo looks like mugwort. Pull some of it and see if it runs with roots that connect to the next plant. This one is an invasive for sure and should be removed.
The third is chickweed, which is getting towards the end of it's life cycle and is yellowing. It will completely disappear soon.

Here is our weeds page if you'd like to learn more: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/weed-identification-photos


Christine