Can you identify this weed? It’s proliferating in the garden and in new grass.

Asked July 4, 2020, 4:05 PM EDT

Can you identify this weed? It’s proliferating in the garden and in new grass.

Clinton County Ohio

1 Response

Hello,

I've got two possibilities. It could be a variety of Pigweed, or it could be Common Lambsquarter. Either one would be controlled by pulling in order to keep from having flower formation and subsequent seed production. I've listed articles about each below, and I've also listed the Ohio Weed Guide website.
After reading these, If you have more questions, please write back.
Thanks for asking Ask an Expert.

Betsy B. - MGV

https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-77

https://www.canr.msu.edu/weeds/extension/pigweeds-redroot-pigweed-smooth-pigweed-and-powell-amaranth

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/common-lambsquarter

https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/index.php