Vetch

Vetch

Common weed of gardens, grassland and waste places throughout New Zealand.

Pearlwort

Pearlwort

Pearwort and procumbent pearlwort are common weeds of lawns, paths and wast places.

Toad Rush

Toad Rush

Toad rush is a common weed in cultivated land, paths and lawns.

Aluminium Artillery Weed

Aluminium Artillery Weed

The artillery or aluminium plant is a scrambling ground cover weed.

Starweed

Starweed

Starweed is a weed of the plantain family. It is common in waste places and lawns.

Hieracium Hawkweed

Hieracium Hawkweed

Hieracium Hawkweed is a common clump forming weed found in lawns, flowerbeds and waste places.

Path Weeds

Path Weeds

Path weeds are grasses, broad leaf weeds, mosses, liverworts and lichens growing on paths, drives or other hard ...

Grassy weeds

Grassy weeds

Grassy weeds are grasses growing unwanted in areas such as garden beds or driveways and course grasses in fine l...

Buck's Horn Plantain

Buck's Horn Plantain

Buck's Horn Plantain is a common weed throughout New Zealand. Found in sandy, muddy and rocky locations near the...

Spurrey

Spurrey

Spurrey and sand spurrey are common weeds of gardens and waste places, particularly in sandy locations.

Cleavers

Cleavers

Cleavers is a common annual weed found in gardens. The leaves, stems and fruit 'stick' to clothing.

Loosestrife

Loosestrife

Loosestife is a common weed of damp places, roadsides and waste areas.

Storksbill

Storksbill

Storkbill is a common rosette weed in lawns, flowerbeds, waste areas and paths.

Hawkbit

Hawkbit

Hawkbit, and similar species catsear, dandelion, hawksbeard and oxtongue, are common weeds of New Zealand garden...

Sow Thistle

Sow Thistle

Sow thistle, and similar species hawksbeard, catsear, dandelion, hawkbit and oxtongue, are common weeds of New Z...

Twin Cress

Twin Cress

Twin Cress and similar species catsear, hawksbeard, dandelion, hawkbit and oxtongue, are common weeds of New Zea...

Mullein

Mullein

Mulleins are a group of annual or biennial weeds often found in stony and waste areas.

Annual Poa

Annual Poa

Annual meadow grass (Poa annua) is a common weedy grass in New Zealand gardens and lawns.

Parsley Piert

Parsley Piert

Parsley piert is a winter growing annual weed of waste places and lawns.

Chickweed

Chickweed

Chickweeds are fast growing annual weeds, usually light green, soft, low growing and trailing. Chickweed is very...

Dandelion

Dandelion

Dandelion is a common weed with a large yellow flower often found in lawns.

Dock

Dock

Dock is a common broadleaf weed often found in lawns and in flowerbeds.

Tarweed

Tarweed

Tarweed, a member of the broomrape family, is a common weed of clay ground and waste places.

Oxtongue

Oxtongue

Oxtongue and similar species catsear, hawksbeard, dandelion, hawkbit and oxtongue, are common weeds of New Zeala...

Hydrocotyle

Hydrocotyle

Hydrocotyle is a creeping weed commonly found in lawns throughout New Zealand.

Oxalis

Oxalis

Oxalis is a fast spreading, small, low-growing weed often found in gardens and lawns.

Galinsoga

Galinsoga

Galinsoga is a common weed in waste places and flowerbeds.

Catsear

Catsear

Catsear and similar species hawksbeard, dandelion, hawkbit and oxtongue, are common weeds of New Zealand gardens...

Wall Rocket

Wall Rocket

Wall rocket and similar species catsear, hawksbeard, dandelion, hawkbit and oxtongue, are common weeds of New Ze...

Parsley Dropwort

Parsley Dropwort

Parsley dropwort is a weed which causes problems where it grows. At present, it grows mainly only in Northland a...

Pratia

Pratia

Pratia (Lobelia) are a genus of small leaved,evergreen, low growing perennials often found as weeds in lawns and...

Cape Weed

Cape Weed

Cape Weed and similar species catsear, hawksbeard, dandelion, hawkbit and oxtongue, are common weeds of New Zeal...

Plantain

Plantain

Plantains are common weeds found in lawns and waste areas. They have a low growing rosette of leaves and tall st...

Daisies

Daisies

Daisies are common broadleaf weed in lawns, flowerbeds and pathways.

Broadleaf Weeds

Broadleaf Weeds

Broadleaf weeds are weeds with leaves that have branched veins.

Speedwell

Speedwell

Speedwells are common garden and waste area annual weeds.

Periwinkle

Periwinkle

Periwinkle is a rapidly growing, perennial, scrambling ground cover weed. It forms rhizomes and long trailing st...

Fennel

Fennel

Wild fennel and similar weeds such as wild carrot, wild parsnip, hemlock and hogweed are common on roadsides and...

Purslane

Purslane

Purslane is a common weed of waste places, flowerbeds, paths and other places throughout New Zealand.

Redroot Pigweed Amaranth

Redroot Pigweed Amaranth

Redroot is a common weed in gardens, roadsides, agriculture and waste areas. Also known as Pigweed or Amaranth.

Onion Weed

Onion Weed

Onion weed or wild garlic is a weed of flower beds and pathways. It forms large clumps of plants which will spre...

Hawksbeard

Hawksbeard

Hawksbeard, and similar species catsear, dandelion, hawkbit and oxtongue, are common weeds of New Zealand garden...

Hypericum

Hypericum

Tutsan (Hypercum androaemum) and St.John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) are common weeds of waste places. St John...

Wild Mint

Wild Mint

Weeds of the mint family are scented, low growing, sprawling plants that include aluminium plant, pennyroyal, le...

Nettle

Nettle

Common nettle is an annual weed with short stinging bristles on it's stems and leaves.

Hemlock

Hemlock

Hemlock and similar weeds such as wild carrot, wild parsnip, fennel and hogweed are common on roadsides and in w...

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Bittersweet is a poisonous vine-like perennial growing up to 2 metres tall which produces berries which start gr...

Kikuyu

Kikuyu

Kikuyu is a creeping grass that can quickly spread and become a nuisance in your garden. However, Kikuyu can be ...

Carrot Weed

Carrot Weed

Carrot weed and parsley dropwort are common weeds in waste places, roadsides and lawns.

Clover

Clover

Clovers are very common creeping weeds found in lawns and garden beds.

Groundsel

Groundsel

Groundsel is a very common garden weed. It is short lived but will grow, flower and seed within a few weeks of g...

Shepherd's Purse

Shepherd's Purse

Shepherd's purse and related weeds are common in gardens, paths, cultivated land and waste areas.

Vipers Bugloss

Vipers Bugloss

Viper's Bugloss and other weeds in the forget-me-not family are annual or biennials, common in garden flowerbeds...

Thistle

Thistle

Thistles are prickly leaved weeds that will grow in lawns and waste areas of gardens.

Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic

Wild garlic or onion weed is a weed of flower beds and pathways. It forms large clumps of plants which will spre...

Couch Twitch Grass

Couch Twitch Grass

Couch (NI) or Twitch (SI) grass is a common weed in garden lawns, flowerbeds, paths and waste places.

Horsetail

Horsetail

Horsetails, including Field horsetail and Rough horsetail (Equisetum spp) are fern-like, colony forming perennia...

Toadflax

Toadflax

Ivy-leaved toadflax is a garden escapee weed. It is common in shady banks, walls, rocks and paths.

Sedges

Sedges

Sedges have similarities to grasses. They can be weedy in turf, flowerbeds and waste places.

Fumitory

Fumitory

Fumitory is a scrambling and climbing annual weed common in gardens, roadsides and waste areas.

Valerian

Valerian

Valerian is a perrenial weed often found growing in walls, banks and cliffs.

Rush

Rush

Rushes are spiky plants often found in poor agricultural land, waste areas, alongside ponds and other wet areas....

Fathen

Fathen

Fathen (or fat hen) is a common weed in gardens, roadsides, agriculture and waste areas. Fathen is toxic to both...

Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow is a common weed of pastures, roadsides, gardens and waste places. It has feathery much brached leaves an...

Fireweed

Fireweed

Fireweed is a name that is used for several erect, leafy annual and perennial weeds of the daisy family and some...

Lupins

Lupins

Lupins, including Russell lupins and blue lupins are garden flowers that have escaped and are now found wild in ...

Paspalum

Paspalum

Paspalum grasses are common weeds in lawns, flowerbeds and waste places.

Spurge

Spurge

Spurges are members of the Euhorbia family and are common weeds in gardens. Some of these are in the top ten of ...

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

The forget-me-not family of weeds are annual or biennials, common in garden flowerbeds, roadsides, waste places ...

Ragwort

Ragwort

Ragwort is a poisonous weed. It is common in pastures because cattle will avoid it but it is also common in wast...

Foxglove

Foxglove

Sometimes grown in gardens for their attractive flowers, foxgloves can also become a weed. All parts of the foxg...

Medick

Medick

Medick is a group of weeds including Black Medick, Bur Medick and Spotted Bur Medick. These are common weeds in ...