Black Medic, Medicago lupulina

Do you have prostrate weeds with small yellow, clover-like flowers in your garden beds or lawn? This leguminous plant from Europe and temperate Asia, commonly called black medic, is also called yellow trefoil, black clover and hop medic. Read more about this annual weed and how to deal with it in this article…

Mistletoe

Hanging high in trees in warmer climates, mistletoe is a plant that has a long history of myth and tradition dating back to ancient times. Despite the fact these plants cannot tolerate the cold winters of the Midwest, most people are familiar with mistletoe as a holiday decoration. But there are many other types of mistletoe – and many species that are much more spectacular when in bloom. To find out more about this interesting group of parasitic plants, read this article…

Controlling Creeping Charlie, Gleochoma hederaceae

It doesn’t matter what common name you call it, Glechoma hederaceae is a pest in lawns and gardens. This European perennial plant in the mint family – often called creeping Charlie – thrives in moist, shady spots and is difficult to eradicate because it can spread by runners and seeds. To learn more about how to control this creeping nuisance, read this article…

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