Weed determination: How to recognize the different wild plants

Weeds are usually not wanted and every hobby gardener is annoyed by the growing wild plants. But one knows only a few sorts, although one can determine the most important herbs relatively easily. Help also offers a weed determination book. Because only those who really know what flourishes and grows in their garden, can fight it properly. We show you the most common and important wild herbs that grow in your garden.


  • Giersch
  • dandelion
  • nettles
  • daisy
  • clover


Especially unpopular is the Giersch, This plant spreads very quickly and displaces almost all other plants in the area. This herbaceous plant can reach a stature height of up to 1 meter and by their rapid spread, individual foothills can form whole colonies.

No other plant is as stubborn and resistant as the Girsch. It spreads not only through the seeds, but also through creeping in the earth. Therefore, a fight is often laborious and associated with much effort and brings many garden owners to despair.

But even this weed is called medicinal plant Uses and supports the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis and gout. Also in the nutrition Giersch is popular. This vitamin-rich plant can be eaten in a salad or as a vegetable reminiscent of spinach or parsley. Once you get the taste, you are happy about the abundant stock in your own garden.



The dandelion, also colloquially dandelion called, is one of the most common weeds on meadows and flower beds. This representative of perennial herbaceous plants, can reach a stature height of up to 40 cm. Especially with children, this flower is very popular, because they enjoy the funny flying seeds and spread the plant even more in the native gardens.

But only a few hobby gardeners know that the dandelion is an extraordinary medicinal plant is.



This plant is through her aching stinging hairs unmistakable and almost everyone has already made acquaintance with this plant in his life. The itchy and small bumps burn for a short time, but are generally harmless. Except at allergies you should be careful. This weed is omnipresent and can be found almost everywhere.

Depending on the location and nutrient situation, this plant can grow up to 150 cm in height. The nettle will also "Red fireNettle has been used as a plant with many healing powers hundreds of years ago, today it is referred to as weeds and is only popular in organic gardens.

Almost the whole stinging nettle can be eaten as a spring vegetable in salads or other dishes. The nettle soup and, of course, the nettle tea is especially popular, but nettle is also a popular accompaniment as a special highlight in spinach or other types of vegetables.



Daisies are among the most beautiful wildflowers and do not disturb the garden owner as much as others Wild plants, The white, pink to light blue flowers grow from March to November and can reach a stature height of 15 cm. Children collect them, put the little flowers together and make chains and bracelets out of them.

But not only for the eyes are these beautiful wildflowers suitable. They are also considered medicinal plants and are edible in small quantities.


The four-leaved cloverleaf should bring happiness to the finder. Therefore, many people look for meadows with much endurance, on which the clover grows unhindered. But if you find the clover in your own garden, you are usually not so happy. Because clover is harmful to the lawn and displaces it piece by piece.

This soil plant is very widespread and multiply quickly. So the garden owner usually has no other option than to act quickly. However, most people associate happiness, love and the beginning of spring with a shamrock. So the cloverleaf will be a long time lucky charm for the finder and an unwanted guest for the garden owner.

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