Weed Identification

nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)May 20, 2013

Someone asked for a reference to weed identification.

I haven't had time to have a good look, but this website looks great.

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources


Whoever has the first chance to review their information, please report back. I'm sure all of us could benefit if it's good info. :)

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Oh, hey, while we're at it...........

Does anybody know of a good website that shows insects in all stages? I tend to leave most things alone in case I kill the good guys by accident. I only squish the bad guys that I'm sure of.

The weed website and a good insect website could save us a lot of headache :)

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 2:42PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

This might help....

Here is a link that might be useful: Alberta Invasive Plant Identification

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 4:24PM
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Here are a couple of links showing weeds in BC:

"Field Guide to Noxious and Other Selected Weeds of British Columbia"

"Weeds BC"

I know very little about insects but fortunately rarely have a problem. Aphids are almost the only ones I've seen in my garden. I guess the birds and toads take care of any that are around before I see them.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 5:15PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

I have a great wirebound book from AAFRD called Weeds of the Prairies. It has been so useful.

For bugs I use www.bugguide.net but there are so freaking many of them, unless you have a vague idea of the family it's like a needle in a haystack.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:22PM
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Now I remember why I bookmarked that website.

It shows pictures of weeds in different stages. Many of them I recognize even though the website is from California.

They also have some pictures of predatory insects. I'm pretty sure now that I've destroyed ladybug eggs because I thought they were something bad :(

I guess I shouldn't sweat any of the bugs in my yard. Other than the little green worms on the roses (what are they called? can't remember, but I squish them between my fingers) I don't seem to have any bugs that do damage. I'd like to think that nature is taking care of itself, at least in my little part of the world :)

The weeds, of course, are a different story.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 7:22PM
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