Broadleaf Weed – Largeflower Pusley

(Richardia grandiflora)

Also commonly known as Large-flower Mexican-clover, Largeflower Pusley is a creeping perennial broadleaf weed that can be found in the warm sub-tropical regions of the southern United States. Largeflower Pusley thrives in disturbed, sandy areas receiving partial shade to full sun. Largeflower Pusley is a low growing weed that can quickly invade turfgrass in your lawn and landscaping.

Identifying Largeflower Pusley -

Largeflower Pusley roots at the nodes, which feature hairy, branching stems. Its leaves are typically hairy, growing opposite and tapering sharply to points at both ends, with a petiole. Largeflower Pusley, features whitish colored flowers clustered at tips of branches, although plants growing in partial shade can produce darker flowers. Reproduction is by seed and stem fragments.

Largeflower Pusley Control -

Largeflower Pusley is a very difficult weed to control using cultural practices alone. Solid lawn mowing and watering practices are not enough to discourage the pest and physical removal (i.e. “weed pulling”) often disrupts the plant’s seeds, spreading the weed to additional areas of your lawn and landscaping.


Scotts LawnService uses a selective systemic weed control program to fight Largeflower Pusley in your lawn and landscaping, 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 premium grass seeds and professional-grade fertilizers; our lawn service teams consist of highly trained, industry-certified professionals. Contact a representative today for Largeflower Pusley control options available in your area and to learn how you can enjoy a lush, thicker lawn that only Scotts LawnService can deliver.