Michigan Backyard Paradise



healall

Healall Prunella Vulgaris

This holarctic plant is a member of the mint family, often considered a weed by many gardeners trying to maintain a perfect lawn. As the name implies, it has many medicinal qualities and and can be eaten fresh or as a pot herb.



Hedge Bindweed

Hedge Bindweed Calystegia Sepium

Hedge bindweed is listed in Michigan, as in many states as a noxious weed. It is a perennial that come back as quickly as you can dig it up. It spreads by seed and rhizomes. The seeds remain viable for up to 30 years.



Hedge Mustard

Hedge Mustard Sisymbrium Officinale

Hedge mustard is native to Europe and North Africa and can be found all over the world. In the past it has been used as a diuretic, laxative and for stomach problems. People in countries such as Norway, Germany and Denmark use the plant as a condiment using the seeds and leaves that they harvest.



Hoary Alyssum

Hoary Alyssum Berteroa Incana

Native to Europe, like many of the non native weeds introduced here, it is a member of the mustard family and can be found throughout the U.S. It grows vrey fast taking up residence in disturbed areas and meadows.



Hoary Vervain

Hoary Vervain Verbena Stricta

This native flower is very hearty and widely cultivated in many gardens across the state. It spreads by seed.



monarda punctata

Horse Mint Solanum Carolinense

Also called spotted beebaum, this native plant comes back each year by reseeding itself.



horse nettle Solanum Carolinense

Horse Nettle Solanum Carolinense

Native to 44 of 50 states, horse nettle is considered a noxious weed in 7. It grows more pervasively in disturbed ares. Often, it can be thorny and prickly which can be bothersome to many gardeners, which is why it has nettle in it's common name, but it is not a true nettle but a member of the nightshade family. Like the common purple variety, bitter nightshade, this one is also poisonous.



monarda punctata

Horseweed Conyza Canadensis

Considered a weed, this plant quickly takes root in disturbed areas and roadsides. It is native to North and Central America. This is one of the plants that can often cause allergies in the fall. Small white flowers can be seen from June to November.



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