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Weeds (Maine Cranberries) - List of Maine Cranberry Weeds

Weeds Found on Maine Cranberry Beds

  • This list does not constitute all weeds that could grow in a cranberry bed in Maine, but merely those that have been found and identified in Maine thus far.
  • If you don’t know the name of the weed in question but you know what it looks like, you might find it on our Maine Cranberry Weed Photos page.
  • For the latest cranberry weed control recommendations, consult the Maine Cranberry Pest Management Guide.

Barnyard Grass Maple Trees (Saplings)
Beggarstick or Pitchfork Meadowsweet
Birch Trees (Saplings) Narrow-leaved or Lance-leaved Goldenrod
Birdsfoot Trefoil New York Aster
Bluets or Quaker Ladies Pitchfork or Beggarstick
Carpetweed* Prostrate Spurge
Clover: Hop Clover* and White Clover* PURPLE VETCH or COW PEA
Common Cinquefoil Sandspurry / Red Sandspurry*
Creeping Yellow Cress Small-Flowered White Aster
Cudweed* Smartweed or Ladysthumb
Dandelion Swamp Candles or Yellow Loosestrife*
Dodder (quite rare) Thyme-leaved Speedwell*
Dwarf St. Johnswort Vetch (Purple Vetch or Cow Pea)
Fireweed Water Purslane
Groundnut or Wild Bean White Clover*
Hair-cap Moss White Violet or Lance-leaved Violet
Hairy Willowweed Wild Bean or Groundnut
Hawkweed Witchgrass
Horsetail or Mare’s Tail* Yellow Loosestrife or Swamp Candles*
Ladysthumb or Smartweed* Yellow Wood Sorrel
* = Particularly prevalent and/or problematic on Maine commercial cranberry beds.
Last addition of a specimen to this list: Feb. 18, 2010

Cranberry questions? Contact Charles Armstrong, Cranberry Professional. University of Maine Cooperative Extension || Pest Management Office || 491 College Avenue || Orono, ME 04473-1295 || Tel: 207.581.2967 [email:]


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