Florida Weed ID
Plant identification is one of the most frequent online requests of the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program. And the urgency is high when it comes to pest plants!
Knowing how to manage and prevent weed intrusion is an important part of integrated pest management (IPM). Gardening Solutions has an extensive list of common weeds, and identifying plant pests is the first step to managing them effectively.
Below are a few of Florida’s most common weeds.
UF/IFAS Florida Weed ID Videos
UF/IFAS Weed Specialist Dr. Chris Marble can help you identify and manage plant pests. Click the image below for a short weed identification video about the species you select.
More Identification Resources
Don't see your weed above?
Try this extensive weed identification picture list from the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research Center (RCREC). The UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants in Florida's Natural Areas also offers pictures of common invasive plants.
Send us a Sample
Still no luck?
Don't worry; the Master Gardener Volunteers and Extension agents at your county Extension office are here for you! Send a high quality picture of the plant in question via email, and they will reply with their identification (here's a tip sheet on taking and sending plant photos; pdf). You can also bring a sample in in-person and we'll be happy to help.
For more about weed identification and management, contact us at your county Extension office.
Also on Gardening Solutions
- All Weed & Invasive Plants articles
- Irritating Plants
- Not All Roundup® is Glysophate
- Reading the Weeds
- Removing Problematic Vines