Weeds or a flowers??

Asked June 29, 2020, 11:00 PM EDT

Please let me know if these are pictures of weeds or flowers, I have no clue. Thanks

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

The plant in your first photo looks like a native Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum). Flowers and fruits would be needed to confirm the ID. Here are photos for comparison. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/view/1654

The plants in your second photo are sedges (Carex sp.). Yellow nutsedge is a type we see commonly in wet areas, but there are many other species of Carex, noted here. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewChecklist.php?genus=Carex

Here is our profile of the common yellow nutsedge and how to manage it, if it is a problem a lawn. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/yellow-nutsedge

Christa