Broadleaf Weed – Coat Buttons

(Tridax procumbens)

Coat Buttons, also sometimes referred to as Mexican Daisy, is a perennial broadleaf weed. Also known as Tridax procumbens is commonly found in fields, meadows, lawns, gardens, disturbed areas, and along railroads and roadsides. Coat Buttons prefers a subtropical climate and can be found in Florida, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Identifying Coat Buttons -

Coat Buttons is a hairy perennial broadleaf weed. Forming from a taproot, its stems typically grow laterally but can also grow vertically. The opposite growing leaves are serrate and hairy with short petioles.

In bloom, Coat Buttons feature white or yellowish flowers in the heads which form on long stalks at the tips of stems and branches. Reproduction is by seed.

Coat Buttons Control -

Controlling Coat Buttons is tough when relying solely on cultural weed control methods. Weed pulling, proper lawn mowing and watering techniques can help strengthen your lawn’s natural defenses against broadleaf weeds, but professionally applied herbicides are the only way to ensure complete removal.

Coat Buttons

Scotts LawnService recommends selective weed control treatments to fight Coat Buttons in your lawn and landscaping, combined with a systemic weed control program which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

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