Broadleaf Weed – Marsh Parsley

(Cyclospermum leptophyllum)

Marsh Parsley, also referred to as Apium leptophyllum, Cyclospermum ammi, is a winter annual broadleaf weed. Preferring sandy soils, Cyclospermum leptophyllum is often found growing in poorly maintained lawns, waste areas and along roadsides. Marsh Parsley can be found throughout much of the southern United States and along the east and west coasts.

Identifying Marsh Parsley -

Marsh Parsleycan be identified by its upright growth habit that features many branched stems originating from the base. Its leaves are finely divided, growing opposite along the stems. Marsh Parsley has a taproot with a secondary fibrous root system.

Blooming from March through June, Marsh Parsley produces small clusters of tiny white flowers.

Marsh Parsley Control -

While good maintenance practices – including proper lawn mowing and watering – can help build a healthier lawn that is more resistant to weed invasion, the only way to completely remove this weed, once it is established, is with professionally selected and applied weed control products.

Broadleaf Weed - Marsh Parsley

Scotts LawnService recommends a selective systemic weed control program to fight Marsh Parsley 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 professionally applied systemic herbicides that are designed to control tough-to-kill weeds like Marsh Parsley. Our lawn service teams are made up of highly trained, industry-certified professionals. Contact a representative today for Marsh Parsley control options available in your area and to learn how you can enjoy a lush, thicker lawn that only Scotts LawnService can deliver.