Some of these are weeds that I pick, and some I have welcomed into my garden. The Plant vs. Weed distinction is purely my own, your mileage may vary.

Native Plants

Western Blue Flax

(Linum Lewisii) – I first noticed this plant in June 2019 after rototilling the area where our lawn will go. I plan to watch it for awhile and eventually collect the seeds, propagate some more, and then plant them in our native plant garden along the driveway, as the color will go nicely there, and they don’t need much water.

Native Weeds

Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

(Urtica dioica) – Surpassed only by the deplorable horsetail, Stinging Nettle is the one of the most despised plants in my garden. We didn’t notice it until we were donated a truckload of soil to regrade our yard in an attempt to mitigate the flooding problems we had. As the name suggests, the plant imparts a sting, and it does hurt. Even little seedlings have the potential to cause a nasty sting, and they often hide amongst other weeds and you’d think buy now I’d learn not to pick weeds barehanded but I’m a slow learner.

Introduced Plants


(Digitalis purpea) – Originally from Europe, this plant shows up on some invasive species lists, but I have trouble keeping them in my yard. Surprising because they do well out in the wild around here, which provides me a steady source of seedlings when mine don’t reseed.

Introduced Weeds