A few weeks ago, I was reading on Steph's Green Space her love of dollarweed, and I laughed because I have loads of this stuff growing everywhere in my front and side gardens. It's one that's hard to control because it sends out runners of roots that are very fragile and hard to follow back to the source. I tried pulling them out when I first noticed them, but since then, I've given up. As far as weeds go, this one is very polite. It'll stay low to the ground and won't bully other plants.
Then at the native plant sale at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, I noted they were selling hanging baskets of the stuff, and I wondered who in Central Texas would buy it. If they buy it, I want names and addresses so I can market some of the other stuff that grows wildly in my yard, but then again, I've actually purchased purple heart, prickly pear, and other stuff that's growing in abundance and easy to propagate. Who am I to judge? Dollarweed is at least a native of the US.
As far as weeds go, the ones I hate the most are mimosas, bermuda grass, and bamboo - all plants that were imported from Asia or Africa. They are hard to control, especially if you have neighbors growing the stuff, and the nature of the plant is just terrible.
I've noticed that