terry.edwards
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Can anyone suggest a great book for identifying weeds?

Hi folks!

I am relatively new to perennial gardening. Like a lot of newbies, I have a tough time determining whether certain plants are weeds or perennials. For example, I have a lot of plants with similar leaves to heliopsis, but the stems are thicker, softer and somewhat square. If there is a great book with excellent pictures for many of the common culprits, I would appreciate the title. Thanks! :D

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Re: Can anyone suggest a great book for identifying weeds?

Good Weed Bad Weed by Nancy Gift seems to be one good one. I din't read it yet, but searched a bit after you got me interested.

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Re: Can anyone suggest a great book for identifying weeds?

Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.

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Re: Can anyone suggest a great book for identifying weeds?

And if you post a couple pictures of your mystery plant in our plant ID section, between us we are usually pretty good at ID'ing things.
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