Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia Carpet Burweed
Carpet Burweed
Invasive Plant Carpet Burweed

Carpet Burweed
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Burweed Look-alikes


Parsley-piert (Aphanes spp.)

  • palmate leaves deeply subdivided into three roughly
  • equal lobes
  • lobes further subdivided
  • green to greygreen
  • flat hairy leaves
  • small plant easily mistaken for burweed
  • flower yellowgreen (not shown)
Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota)

  • leaflets opposite along main leaf stem
  • only similar when very small
Pineapple weed

Pineapple weed (Matricaria matricarioides)

  • leaflets along full length of stem, base to tip
  • small plant very similar to burweed
Dove's Foot Geranium

Dovesfoot geranium (Geranium molle)

  • dull grey-green
  • flat palmate leaves, variably lobed
  • generally round in outline
  • like burweed only when very small
  • reddish leaf stems
Spring Gold

Spring gold (Lomatium utriculatum)

  • flower bright gold, early, conspicuous
  • similar to mid-season “leggy” burweed in long grass
  • bright dark green
  • leaflets well distributed along stem