Broadleaf Weed – Parsley-piert

(Aphanes microcarpa)

Parsley-piert, also referred to as Slender Parsley-piert, is among the winter annual family of broadleaf weeds. Frequently found in lawns, fields and pastures, it can also be found in disturbed sites and waste ground. Aphanes microcarpa thrives in many of the southeastern United States.

Identifying Parsley-piert -

Parsley-piert features many branches that grow freely and low to the ground. Its leaves are three-lobed with each lobe dividing again into three or sometimes four lobes. Blooming in Spring, Parsley-peirt produces small and inconspicuous green flowers in leaf axils. Reproduction is by seed.

Parsley-piert Control -

Proper cultural practices, such as proper mowing and watering, can help to prevent Parsley-piert 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.

Parsley Piert

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

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