Category Archives: Plant Identifications

posts on plant and weed identifications

Giant Hogweed — dangerous but rarely found in Michigan.

Giant hogweed makes a splash in the media, but is rarely found in Michigan. This is a excerpt of an article from May 30, 2013 by Rebecca Finneran, Michigan State University Extension, Angie Tenney and Jan Byrne, MSU Diagnostic Services, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) gets a lot of press and […]

Weedy orchid becoming a problem for homeowners

Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included. Broad-leaved helleborine (Epipactis helleborine) is quickly becoming a problem for homeowners this spring. We have had multiple samples submitted to MSU Diagnostic Services. This plant is in […]