Stubborn weeds identified!

Following up on my last post about some very tenacious weeds around my yard, some fellow gardeners on social media were able to help me identify these weeds and tell me a little bit about them.

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This is white mulberry, Morus alba. Native to China, it is a rapidly growing small tree that, as you guessed it, produces white-colored berries that the birds LOVE. Hence why it is coming up everywhere around my property. Good luck digging it up, a seedling only 15″ tall has a massive root system that goes very deep!


 

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This is Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris. It’s native to Europe and England where it grows along stream banks. The patch of it growing in my yard is a variegated variety. Thankfully, it’s very easy to pull up thanks to it’s very shallow root system.

 

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