Types of stick weeds – the most popular species

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There are many kinds of sticking weeds, but the most popular species are those that grow quickly and are hard to get rid of. These weeds usually grow in places with lots of sunlight and moist soil. Fighting them can be very frustrating, but with the right knowledge and tools, you can get rid of them for good! In this blog article, we will discuss the most common types of weed stickers.

Lawn booms

Lawn booms
Photo from @terifigliuzzi

This type of weed is one of the most difficult weeds to control. They are very aggressive and can quickly take over a lawn if left untreated. The best way to control them is to pull them by hand or use a weed whacker. Lawn weeds look like skinny wheat ears, only instead of grains, they have small seeds that they propagate with. The wind spreads the seeds quickly downwind, so lawn hogs quickly take over the grass. The leaves of the weed have a light green coloration, but sometimes there may be red coloring.

Yellow Vine

Yellow Vine
Photo from @wildlawn

Yellow vine is a fast-growing weed that mainly lives in pastures, gardens, residential yards and urban flowerbeds. The weed is very prickly and sticky, thanks to its hooked prickles that look like roses. The leaves are light green in color, but turn brown as they mature.

Field sandbox

Field sandbox
Photo from @rvbridgeman

The field sandbox grows in places where there is little grass. They have small seed capsules in the shape of a cone ball, and on the ball itself there are long and sharp spines with which they cling to everything. The color of the field sandpiper is light green with reddish tips. The sticker is hidden among other plants, so it is very difficult to notice among them. It will be easy for a human to hurt his hand on it, and for animals it will get entangled in their fur, which afterwards will only have to be cut off.

Burwyd

Burwyd
Photo from @efremkina.viktoriia

It is a perennial species native to Europe and Asia. It is naturalized in North America, where it is considered an invasive weed. The plant grows up to two meters in height and has thin, branched stems with small, rounded seed buds with many spines at the end, like bunches. The color of the sticker is dark brown with a white patina. It is easy to spot among other plants, as it stands out and is not lost among the green foliage.

Boa grass

Boa grass also known as wireworm, is one of the most popular species of sticker weed. It is a perennial weed that can grow up to six feet tall and produces long, sharp needles that can penetrate deep into the skin. This weed is common in pastures and often makes its way into gardens. The sticker weed can choke out not only common grass but also choke out raspberries, lilacs, currants and other berry bushes.

Boa grass
Photo from @westlawncare

The sticker looks like a noose that runs over the soil. It has a thin stem that has no leaves. On the cord there are suction buds with small hooks that stick tightly to the plant or shrub. Through them they drink all the juices from the plant, killing it. The weed multiplies quickly, especially in warm and humid environments. It should be removed and burned immediately. It is forbidden to give the sticker to livestock, as it can lead to poisoning.

Pink thistle

Pink thistle
Photo from @mossandmourning

Beautiful but dangerous prickly weed differs from others in its high reproduction rate, its ability to adapt to difficult environmental conditions, so it is difficult to remove. Its roots go 7 meters underground, which makes it so difficult to remove.

Pink thistle has long, thin stems with sharp, jagged leaves and beautiful pink and purple buds. The flower itself is on an oval ball shape that is dotted with sharp spikes. The pink thistle sticker is very difficult to eradicate. First you need to get rid of it completely, from its upper part, and then treat the soil with Roundup. More precise instructions should be seen on the packaging of the herbicide.

Thistle Thermera

Thistle Thermera
Photo from @annagaievska

The most popular species of prickly weed is thistle thromeria. This plant can be found in many parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, and North America. Thistle thermera is a very invasive plant, and it can quickly take over an area if not controlled. Thistle has a long, thin stem that is completely covered in thorns. The thorns are very sharp and can damage human skin. The top of the stem is topped with a rounded purple or dark pink ball with thin spikes.

This sticker usually grows on hillsides, by the roadside, in gardens and vegetable gardens. Despite the fact that the weed is being weeded, it is an important part in medicine. It is used to make ointments and tinctures to treat skin diseases and respiratory problems.

Stemless spikenard or Carlin

A very unusual and beautiful sticker weed, which belongs to the exotic. It is a small basket flower about 12 cm in diameter. It has a white, blue or purple color. The flower bud is dotted with sharp thorns, and in bad weather it closes forming a continuous prickly ball.Β The sticker easily tolerates drought and hot weather, so it is difficult to remove.

Bluegrass

Bluegrass
Photo from @dora_myworld

The bluefern has distinctive blue-colored florets. On the one hand, this kind of sticker is even very beautiful and you will not immediately want to remove it from your garden or vegetable garden, but at the same time, it is prickly and can scratch human skin or get entangled in the fur of your pet. Growing sticker bush is tall about 70 cm, but also distinguish other types of such a plant, where it can have different height and width of growth.

Tartary

Tartary
Photo from @parkpeopleofmke

This is a very prickly sticker that has a serious and intimidating look. If the weed is not controlled and given free will, it can grow up to 2 meters in height. Tartarwood grows on fleshy stems that are densely dotted with thin thorns. Bright buds of purple, red or blue bloom at the end of the stem.

Nicolas Wayne

Gardening and lawn care enthusiast

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