Type: Broadleaf perennial

Size: To 8 inches tall and 12 inches wide

Where It Grows: Moist lawn and garden areas in sun or shade

Appearance: When you're identifying weeds in your garden, to spot plantains, look for broad, flat leaves around a low rosette.

Control: Mulch to prevent plantains growing in the garden. Pull these weeds by hand or use a postemergence herbicide in lawns.

Test Garden Tip: Each plantain plant can produce more than 15,000 seeds.