Weeds are plants that are typically considered unattractive, undesirable, or unattractive. This is especially true if you find unintended plants growing and out-competing your other plants in your vegetable garden. Keep in mind that many plants which are considered weeds by us, are considered desirable and edible in other parts of the world. So before you pull out that plant, think twice about how else you may be able to use it.

Here are a few of the most common plants that grow wild in Toronto:

  • Dandelion
  • Redroot Pigweed
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Bindweed
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Hairy Nightshade
  • Lamb’s Quarters

dandelion pigweed queen annes lace bindweed garlic mustard hairy nightshade lambs quarters

Plants (L to R: dandelion, redroot pigweed, Queen Anne’s lace, bindweed, garlic mustard, hairy nightshade, and lamb’s quarters)

Cover Image by Martin, used under its Creative Commons license.

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