If you’re like most people, you probably think of weeds as pesky plants that need to be removed from your garden. However, did you know that some weeds have beautiful purple flowers? In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the prettiest weeds with purple flowers. You may be surprised to find out that some of these plants are actually quite useful!
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In the fight against weeds, many gardeners are unaware that there are useful and very beautiful weeds that can produce delicate purple flowers. Not only will such weeds not be able to cause harm to your garden, but they will additionally beautify it. Today we will discuss different types of weeds with purple flowers, from which you will be able to determine which species is growing in your lawn.
Not all weeds with purple flowers are beneficial, so if you find confirmation in this article that your weed is harmful or poisonous, you can get rid of it with peace of mind.
Viola Odorata or wild violet
It is a beautiful weed with purple flowers. It can often be found in shaded areas, such as under trees or on forest edges. The leaves are heart-shaped and the flowers are about ½ inch across. They bloom from early spring to late summer. If such a weed has appeared on your lawn or lawn, it is worth carefully monitoring its growth. Because it grows quickly and can quickly take over an entire area.
Wild violets multiply quickly throughout the garden, due to the fact that they use underground stems. Such stems are called rhizomes. It is worth remembering that wild violets may not always be just purple in color. Yellow and blue are allowed. Therefore, do not confuse wild violet with other weeds or flowers.
As for the benefits of wild violets, it is that the weed is used medicinally. The weed’s flowers are edible and are usually packed with sugar to caramelize them. They are then used as decorations for cakes and pastries. The flowers can also be used to make delicious and medicinal teas and even to make salads. Dried flowers help with skin conditions such as eczema. They treat insect bite marks with an anti-inflammatory effect.
Also known by another name, forget-me-not, it is a charming weed with delicate purple flowers. It is often found in shady places near streams and ponds. Despite its beauty, many people consider it an annoying weed that must be eradicated. The forget-me-not flowers are characterized by purple petals with a yellow middle. Often the purple color may change to blue or dark pink. The flowers themselves are small and neat.
Nebulas are very active in Midwestern states. If not cared for and restrained, the weed can quickly take over your entire garden. The forget-me-not feeds on the nutrients of other plants on the property, so it grows very quickly.
The forget-me-nots are considered edible flowers that can be added to cakes, cookies, and pies. For this purpose, the flowers are candied They can be dried to add to tea or make a tincture.
This weed is also known as thistle. The purple flowers are quite bright and can be a nuisance in gardens and fields. It is the Canadian or Poslucha species of thistle that appears most often in lawns. In appearance, the weed looks imposing and menacing. And all because it is studded with small thorns. The flowers are usually purple, but they can also be blue. They form a kind of pomopon, growing in bunches at the very top of the plant. The weed has a long, dark purple stem with small leaves. The weed is a perennial species and is often very hard to get rid of.
At maturity, the florets begin to burst and fluff appears, and their color becomes white like a dandelion. The thistle feeds by an extensive root system, so it cфan survive in soil that is not very fertile. It is important to apply herbicides in a timely manner to get rid of it. But there is a very interesting feature of this type of weed. If you remove all the thorns from it, it is the flowers that can be eaten. Young leaves can be eaten fresh, but older ones are better boiled.
Also known as ground ivy, the plant is a weed that can be found in both North America and Europe. It has small purple flowers and grows low to the ground. Although it is a weed, it is very beautiful and its flowers add bright colors to any garden or landscape. The name you often hear among gardeners is get charlie, which is also the name of ground ivy.
The creeping charlie is very hardy. It can easily survive mowing with a lawnmower and simply grow back. The weed is dense and thick, like a carpet covering your lawn, taking nutrient juices from other plants. Creeping charlie has small purple flowers that look like little blades. There are four petals per bud, which resembles a clover. The weed reproduces with a bulky root system, which is why they are so difficult to eradicate. The best method is herbicides and eradication during the weed’s dormant period, which is all summer months.
Creeping charley can be used in cooking. Its leaves resemble spinach in flavor with a slight hint of mint. The leaves and flowers can be dried and used in tinctures and teas. The weed has a diuretic effect, helps heal wounds and is astringent.
Solanum nigrum, or black nightshade, is a weed with purple flowers. It is native to Europe, but has spread to other parts of the world. Black nightshade can be found in fields, gardens, and sidewalks. The leaves are dark green and ovate. The flowers are purple and tubular. The fruits are black and poisonous. The weed has very delicate flowers and delicate health, as soon as the first frost arrives it immediately dies. The weed grows tall and lush. It may have not only purple flowers, but also white, and in addition to the black fruits there are also red ones. The fruits usually grow in clusters.
The weed grows very well in fertile soil and loves the sun, but will also be able to grow and grow in shade. The weed grows in two ways: it can crawl as a climbing plant or as a bush. To get rid of the weed, you need to mulch the garden. Remember that such a weed is toxic, but not deadly poisonous like the deadly nightshade. You should not eat it at all and be careful not to get eaten by animals.
Nodding thistle, musk thistle, is a weed found in fields and meadows. The plant has purple flowers that nod as it grows, hence the name. Nodding thistle can be recognized by its prickly leaves and purple flowers. The plant is classified as a biennial, meaning its life cycle lasts two years. The leaves can be up to 15 inches long, and the edges are usually wavy with small beards. The flowers are usually purple and pink and range in size from 2 to 3 inches in diameter. The plant can reach up to 6 feet tall.
If you get rid of the thorns, the thistle can be eaten. But only eat the ones that are young.
Bull thistle, lance thistle, common thistle is a weed found in fields and meadows. The plant has purple flowers that can reach six inches wide. The leaves are prickly with a serrated edge and up to 12 inches long. Bull thistle can reach a height of up to seven feet. Sometimes the flowers may be pink rather than purple, so do not confuse common thistle with other types of plants or weeds. The common thistle differs in that it has a flower bud like a prickly ball at the top of the stem. It is beautiful and unusual in its own way. Thistle blooms usually from June to October.
The weed will be able to take over your garden very quickly because it reproduces itself by seeds, which are in the flower. When the wind blows, the seeds fly all over the area. To cope with such a weed, you need to apply herbicides, or dig up already large plants. But it is better not to allow their too large population.
Common thistle is used as a medicine. It helps relieve stomach cramps, relieve nausea. Before eating it, all the prickles should be peeled from it, and then you can eat the flowers and leaves fresh, adding them to a salad.
Purple deadhead, red deadhead, is a weed found in fields and meadows. The plant has purple flowers with two lips. The leaves are opposite each other on the stem and have a serrated edge. They are also hairy. Deadhead can be recognized by its square stems. The plants usually bloom from March through August. The weed is an annual plant that grows very actively and quickly. Deadhead nettle can produce not only purple flowers, but also pink and white.
Dead nettle leaves have a velvety texture and a rich emerald color. Undoubtedly such a weed is very beautiful in appearance, but it is very dangerous for your garden. Because if you let it grow in one area, it will quickly take over the entire garden. In addition, dead nettle is very hardy. It is resistant to many diseases and pests, can survive in harsh climates, but most of all it likes moist soil.
Dead nettles are suitable for preparing a medicinal solution, which helps to have anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects. It can also be added to soups, smoothies, and salads.
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White deadgrowth, spotted deadgrowth, is a weed found in fields and meadows. The plant has purple flowers with two lips. The leaves are opposite each other on the stem and have a toothed edge. They are also hairy. Deadhead can be recognized by its square stems. It is often confused with dead nettle, but the flowers of the white dead-header are larger. The weed is otherwise known as henbit.
It is not easily eradicated if the plant has already produced flowers, so you need to kill it with pre-emergent herbicides. Henbitus contains seeds in its flowers, which are very nutritious for hens. The weed is edible and can be eaten by making salads, making tea, where the flowers need to be dried beforehand. The tea helps have a laxative effect and also provides relief for rheumatoid arthritis.
Cranesbill, or Geranium molle, is a weed found in fields and meadows. It has purple flowers with five petals. The leaves are opposite each other on the stem and have a serrated edge. They are also hairy. Geraniums can be recognized by their long stems and rounded leaves. The weed is not too pronounced in an area with a good climate and frequent rainfall. It likes drought more, but it can still show up in your lawn.
The weed is highly resistant to various types of herbicide, so it’s important to monitor your garden to pull mature specimens in time to keep them from spreading. Water your lawn more often and keep it clean. Geraniums will not emerge under these conditions.Nevertheless, cranesbill is used as a remedy for bruises and to relieve joint and muscle pain. It should not, however, be consumed as food.
The gem, Prunella vulgaris, is a weed found in fields and meadows. The weed grows in very dense groups and quickly invades an area. The weed has purple florets, with two stout supporting petals. The oval-shaped leaves are green and velvety to the touch. The weed is easy to kill with a herbicide, which should be applied in the spring or fall.
The gemstone is quite useful in medicine, where it helps heal wounds, burns, stop bleeding, and has anti-inflammatory and tannin effects. It will also be able to relieve a sore throat, help with stomach cramps, treat diarrhea, and relieve Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Lamium Purpureum L
The weed is also known by another name, as purple clematis. This weed is a honey-bearing species, so it attracts bees. It is important to control its population so that it does not take over your entire garden.
The weed has a straight stem, with a quadrangular bud. It usually grows from 10 to 30 cm. The leaves are ovate and wrinkled. The weed produces beautiful purple, pink, or purplish-pink flowers. They flowers from April to July and bears fruit from July to December. The weed grows in fields, orchards, and vegetable gardens. It likes moisture and shade.
AGROSTEMMA GITHAGO L
Corncrake, Agrostemma githago L or common goosefoot, is a weed found in fields and meadows. The plant has purple flowers with five petals. The leaves are opposite each other on the stem and have a serrated edge. These leaves are positioned just below the flower bud, as if supporting it. The weed is characterized by its incredibly beautiful and delicate blooms. The petals of the buds themselves are always purple, but towards the middle they begin to turn white. The flower stalk is about 90 cm tall. The weed grows by means of a root system, with multiple small ramifications.
The weed usually emerges in March and goes dormant in September. They weed survives the winter and frost very well. The weed has a high survival rate because its seeds in the soil can take up to 10 years to germinate. It starts to sprout at a temperature of 4 to 6 degrees Celsius.
The weed, Cynanchum acutum (L.), is a liana with purple flowers. The leaves are opposite each other on the stem and have a smooth edge. They also have short stems. The weed has an unpleasant odor. It can be found in fields, meadows, gardens and vegetable gardens. Leaf color is pale purple with a rich purple midrib and yellow stamens. From the side, the florets resemble starfish.
The weed begins flowering in April or May and bears fruit in September. It grows best in fields, vegetable gardens and likes dry and very well lit places.