By Sharon Bokan
Colorado State University Extension Boulder County 

What makes weeds so successful?

Series: CSU Extension Boulder County | Story 29

September 8, 2021

Courtesy Photo

Common mullein flower

What characteristics make weeds so successful with the ability to annoy us and resist our attempts to eliminate them from our properties?

Weeds are non-native plants that have been brought here either intentionally as a landscape or food plant, or unintentionally as a contaminant in crop seed, in the gut system of animals, or in some other material. Because weeds are not native, they do not ha...

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