Broadleaf Weed – Paleseed Plantain

(Plantago virginica)

Also referred to as Southern Plantain or Virginia Plantain, Paleseed Plantain is a winter annual broadleaf weed that sometimes behaves as a biannual. This weed can be found much of the continental United States and thrives in dry, open and disturbed areas with sandy soils. Paleseed Plantain does not compete well with thick, established turfgrass beds, such as in properly maintained lawns and landscaping areas.

Identifying Paleseed Plantain -

Paleseed Plantain features basal leaves, growing from a taproot. These leaves are dense and hairy with slightly toothed, “dentate” margins on the sides. Paleseed Plantain also features a hollow and leafless stalk that terminates in a densely flowered spike without prominent linear bracts. It flowers in mid- to late-spring and reproduction is by seed.

Paleseed Plantain Control -

Because Paleseed Plantain does not compete well with established turfgrasses, cultural practices producing a thick, lush lawn are very effective control methods. In cases of advanced infestation or poor lawn landscaping maintenance, selective weed control methods can be used to eliminate Paleseed Plantain.

Broadleaf Weed - Paleseed Plantain

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

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