Convolvulus is a genus of about 250 species of flowering plants in the bindweed family Convolvulaceae, with a cosmopolitan distribution. Common names include bindweed and morning glory, both names shared with other closely related genera. They are annual or perennial herbaceous vines and (a few species) woody shrubs, growing to 0.3-3 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, and the flowers trumpet-shaped, mostly white or pink, but blue, violet, purple or yellow in some species. Many of the species are problematic weeds, which can swamp other more valuable plants by climbing over them, but some are also deliberately grown for their attractive flowers. However, some other species are globally threatened.

Bindweed

Convolvulus is a genus of about 250 species of flowering plants in the bindweed family Convolvulaceae,…

Composite, or compound flowers, make up the largest botanical order. 1, Capitulum of dandelion.

Composite

Composite, or compound flowers, make up the largest botanical order. 1, Capitulum of dandelion.

Cypress spurge is the common name of euphorbia cyparissias. It has many short, plume like branches. It is native to Europe. It is naturalized and a weed in the United States.

Cypress Spurge

Cypress spurge is the common name of euphorbia cyparissias. It has many short, plume like branches.…

Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Europe, North America and Asia and two species, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide. The common name Dandelion is given to members of the genus and like other members of the Asteraceae family, they have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret. Many Taraxacum species produce seeds asexually by apomixis, where the seeds are produced without pollination, resulting in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent plant.

Dandelion

Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Europe,…

A plant consisting of very small flowers collected together in a composite flower head.

Dandelion

A plant consisting of very small flowers collected together in a composite flower head.

"The drag is a useful, light three-pronged tool which may be used for loosening the soil amongst vegetable crops as well as flower garden plants, and may also be sometimes employed, if the tines are sufficiently narrow and pointed, to drag off weeds from the surface." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Drag

"The drag is a useful, light three-pronged tool which may be used for loosening the soil amongst vegetable…

"A winter annual of the mustard family, which is quite sure to be found producing much seed on roadsides and on other waste areas."—The Federal Digest, 1921

French-Weed

"A winter annual of the mustard family, which is quite sure to be found producing much seed on roadsides…

"The hand-fork, a short-handled three-tined implement, is extremely handy for many purposes, such as loosening weeds for hand-weeding, or for planting or transplanting small subjects; it is also very handy for plunging pots, either indoors or out, in tan-beds, ash-beds or common soil." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hand-fork

"The hand-fork, a short-handled three-tined implement, is extremely handy for many purposes, such as…

"For small beds of flowers or vegetables, hand-weeders of various patterns are essential to easy and efficient work." — Baily, 1898

Hand-weeders

"For small beds of flowers or vegetables, hand-weeders of various patterns are essential to easy and…

Also known as pilosella aurantiaca, or Devil's Paintbrush. It is native to the alpine regions of central and southern Europe. It is considered a noxious weed.

Orange Hawkweed

Also known as pilosella aurantiaca, or Devil's Paintbrush. It is native to the alpine regions of central…

An illustration of a jimson weed.

Jimson weed

An illustration of a jimson weed.

Wild mustard the proper size for spraying.

Wild mustard

Wild mustard the proper size for spraying.

A plant with broad spreading leaves.

Plantain

A plant with broad spreading leaves.

A small tree about 6 feet high.

Plantain

A small tree about 6 feet high.

An illustration of poke weed.

Poke weed

An illustration of poke weed.

This is a tool implement sued to pull out weeds, an agricultural implement.

Weed Puller

This is a tool implement sued to pull out weeds, an agricultural implement.

The saltwort is a native of the U.S. growing along the sandy seashore from New England south to Georgia. it is a very troublesome weed.

Saltwort (salsola kali var. tragus).

The saltwort is a native of the U.S. growing along the sandy seashore from New England south to Georgia.…

This caddy spoon has a handle that is designed in a sprig of weed that resemble a small water-lily. This spoon was used for measuring tea leaves.

Caddy Spoon

This caddy spoon has a handle that is designed in a sprig of weed that resemble a small water-lily.…

Also known as cirsium arvense, or Creeping Thistle. It is native throughout Europe and northern Asia. It is considered a weed and is edible.

Canada Thistle

Also known as cirsium arvense, or Creeping Thistle. It is native throughout Europe and northern Asia.…

Also known as Antirrhinum orontium. It is a weed with pink flowers and hairy green fruit.

Weasel's Snout

Also known as Antirrhinum orontium. It is a weed with pink flowers and hairy green fruit.

"From the most humble origin Thurlow Weed rose by slow degrees until he became one of the leading journalists of the United States and the greatest political leader of his time." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Thurlow Weed

"From the most humble origin Thurlow Weed rose by slow degrees until he became one of the leading journalists…

Journalist, born in Cairo, New York, Nov. 15, 1797; died in New York City, Nov. 22, 1882.

Thurlow Weed

Journalist, born in Cairo, New York, Nov. 15, 1797; died in New York City, Nov. 22, 1882.

A weeder. A good weed killer, better than a smoothing-harrow on stony land.

Weeder

A weeder. A good weed killer, better than a smoothing-harrow on stony land.

The hand weeder works on the same principle as the hand cultivator, but on a smaller scale. It is best suited for working small plants in the home garden, or for use in the seed bed.

Hand weeder

The hand weeder works on the same principle as the hand cultivator, but on a smaller scale. It is best…

An illustration of woolly locoweed.

Woolly locoweed

An illustration of woolly locoweed.