Weeds - Traditional               

Bluebur         Burdock         Chickweed        Dandelion       Field Bindweed        Fireweed         Foxtail              

Hemp Nettle      Leafy Spurge      Pigweed       Pennycress      Ragweed      Stinging Nettle       Stink weed       

St John's-Wort          Tartary Buckwheat        Thistle (bull thistleCanada thistlesow thistle      

Tumbleweed            Wild Oats             Wild Mustard         Yellow Rocket

 

Bluebur

 

Dandelion                                                    

 

 

Dandelion Seeds

 

Dandelions taking over an uncultivated field

 

 

Burdock                                                                 

    

                                                                                  

 

Burdocks are biennial. 

In the first year they do not bloom, but merely get the fleshy green growth, as seen in the picture on the left. 

In the second year they flower and produce seeds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burdock blooming

 

Ripe burs

Burdock burs can be fun. 

They are very sticky, and  you can toss one of the burs at someone, and it will just stick to them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chickweed

 

 

Fireweed

 

 

 

Fireweeds just north of Great Slave Lake, North West Territories - Jack Pine forest in the background. 

 

 

Foxtail

 

If conditions are right foxtail can completely take over a piece of land as in the case with this field. 

 

Ripened foxtail - just ready for a strong wind to scatter the seeds. The seeds blow and roll in the wind. 

 

 

Foxtail growing beside a northern pond - North West Territories

 

 

Hemp Nettle

 

 

 

Leafy Spurge

 

 

Patch of Leafy Spurge

 

Leafy Spurge in early summer.

 

Pigweed

 

Pennycress

 

Patch of Pennycress in abandoned barnyard

 

 

Stinging Nettle                                                                  

 

Stinging Nettle Patch

 

Bristle Thistle                                                                    

            

 

 

Bull Thistle

   

 

 

 

Canada Thistle                                                                               

     

 

Canada Thistle making seeds   

 

 

At Nose Hill Park, Calgary           

 

 

 

Sow Thistle

 

Sow Thistle Flower

Seeds

Thick patch of sow thistles.

 

Stink Weed

  

Patch of Stink Weeds

 

Early spring stinkweeds growing on a Pocket Gopher mound.

 

 

 

Tumbleweeds  also known as Russian-Thistle   

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Tumbleweeds piled up against a fence near Lethbridge, Alberta

With tumbleweed a picture forms from earlier days.  Gunsmoke with Sheriff  Matt Dillon.  On old Boot Hill. The wind blowing fiercely, driving the tumbleweeds past Dillon's ears. Rolling the weeds over the graves of the poor suckers gunned down in their boots. Vision by  Ray D.W.

 

 

Wild Oats

 

         

 

 

Wild Mustard

 

 

Mustard - species unknown

Same mustard as above.   Might be a Flixweed. .

 

 

 

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