Broadleaf Weed – Shiny Cudweed

(Gnaphalium spicatum)

Shiny Cudweed – also referred to as American Everlasting, Gnaphalum americanum – is a summer/winter annual or biennial broadleaf weed. Preferring dry, sandy soils, Gnaphalium spicatum is often found in parks, lawns, vacant lots and other disturbed urban areas. Native to South America, Shiny Cudweed also thrives in the southeastern United States, as well as in California.

Identifying Shiny Cudweed -

Shiny Cudweed is an vertically growing summer or winter annual that can also be a biennial. Its leaves are bright, shiny green on the upper surface but white and densely hairy underneath. Shiny Cudweed can also be identified by its basal leaves, which are very broad. Reproduction is by seed.

Shiny Cudweed Control -

Shiny Cudweed can be a troublesome weed to eliminate relying solely on cultural weed control methods. This is an aggressive weed that is competitive against native species, harming turfgrass and agriculture. Professionally applied herbicides are the surest method for complete removal.

Shiny Cudweed

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

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