Broadleaf Weed – Bushy Buttonweed

(Spermacoce assurgens)

Also commonly known as Woodland False Buttonweed, Bushy Buttonweed is a broadleaf annual weed that can be found in the southern Unites States. Bushy Buttonweed thrives in moist open woods but can also be found in disturbed areas, such as lawns and landscaped areas.

Identifying Bushy Buttonweed -

Bushy Buttonweed is an annual with multi-branched stems. Its veiny leaves grow opposite of one another and taper to a sharp tip and a sharp base with a short petiole.

This weed’s flowers are white and appear in clusters at the upper nodes. Bushy Buttonweed reproduces by seed and is often confused with Virginia Buttonweed. A Scotts LawnService professional can help you identify the weeds in your lawn and landscape and provide solutions to control them.

Bushy Buttonweed Control -

Bushy Buttonweed is easier to control via cultural methods than Virginia Buttonweed. However, close mowing is generally not recommended or guaranteed to prevent this pest from thriving in your lawn and landscaping. Since Bushy Buttonweed grows in bunches and thrives in turfgrass, systemic weed control methods are most effective.

Bushy Buttonweed

Scotts LawnService uses a selective systemic weed control program to fight Bushy Buttonweed in your lawn, which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

Scotts LawnService is the trusted industry leader for professional quality lawn care. Our exclusive lawn care products include professionally applied systemic herbicides that are designed to control tough-to-kill weeds like Bushy Buttonweed. Our lawn service teams are made up of highly trained, industry-certified professionals. Contact a representative today for Bushy Buttonweed control options available in your area and to learn how you can enjoy a lush, thicker lawn that only Scotts LawnService can deliver.