Also referred to as Heartleaf Sandmat, Roundleaf Spurge is a warm season annual weed that can be found in open sandy areas, dunes and also thrives in disturbed areas, including lawns and gardens. Chamaesyce cordifolia typically grows in the southeastern United States, but can be found as far west as Texas.
Identifying Roundleaf Spurge -
Roundleaf Spurge grows in thick, ground hugging mats and can be identified by their many-branched, smooth stems, which feature a “milky sap”. The leaves have lopsided, heart-shaped bases and grow opposite along the stems.
In bloom, Roundleaf Spurge features pinkish to white colored flowers and the capsules are smooth, three-lobed and seeded. Roundleafs usually flower in mid- to late-summer.
Roundleaf Spurge Control -
Roundleaf Spurge can grow and reproduce rapidly, making it rather difficult to control. Cultural methods – including physical removal and good watering and mowing practices – can be effective when the weed is still young, although hand-pulling the weed can be time consuming.
Scotts LawnService recommends a selective systemic weed control program to fight Roundleaf Spurge in your lawn, which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.
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