Early recognition and control of weeds invariably leads to considerable savings in the cost of herbicides used on crops and in gardens. This atlas is an indispensable full colour photographic guide to the 40 most common weeds afflicting arable farmland and gardens. The weeds have all been photographed at cotyledon and seedling stage to permit early identification and control. Accompanying line drawings highlight major features and calendar germination and flowering times.
Five questions about a weed seedling Cotyledons: quick guide Young plants: quick guide Weeds: Cleavers Ivy-leaved Speedwell Charlock Runch Nipplewort Pineappleweed Scentless Mayweed Parsley-piert Shepherd's-purse Common Poppy Common Chickweed Black-bindweed Knotgrass Redshank Pale Persicaria Common Fumitory Fat-hen Common Orache Corn Marigold Field Penny-cress Corn Spurrey Black Nightshade Common Field-speedwell Field Pansy Scarlet Pimpernel Small Nettle Dove's-foot Crane's-bill Henbit Dead-nettle Red Dead-nettle Common Hemp-nettle Groundsel Field Forget-me-not Petty Spurge Fool's Parsley Sow-thistles Tare Vetch Willowherbs Hairy Bitter-cress Docks Dandelion