Broadleaf Weed – Creeping Indigo

(Indigofera spicata)

Creeping Indigo, sometimes referred to as Trailing Indigo, is a perennial weed that is often found in turfgrass, disturbed areas and open fields. Indigofera spicatais found mainly in tropical to subtropical regions, including parts of Florida and Puerto Rico.

Identifying Creeping Indigo -

Creeping Indigo is a horizontally to weakly ascending weed that can be identified by its hairy, creeping stems. Its leaves feature seven to nine leaflets and are also hairy. Older plants feature a deep, woody taproot and a low crown that is sometimes completely underground. When young, Creeping Indigo features rigid stems.

Blooming during warm months, Creeping Indigo produces numerous pink flowers on spikes from the bases of the leaves. Reproduction is by seed.

Creeping Indigo Control -

Proper cultural practices, such as proper mowing and watering, can help to prevent Creeping Indigo by creating dense turf, which inhibits the weed’s ability to grow. Physical removal (i.e. “weed pulling”) can be effective, although you will run the risk of spreading the seeds to additional areas of your lawn and landscaping.

Creeping Indigo

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

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