Broadleaf Weed – Threeflower Beggarweed

(Desmodium triflorum)

Threeflower Beggarweed, also commonly known as Sagotia Beggarweed, Threeflower and Ticktrefoil, is a perennial weed. Desmodium triflorum can be found in turf and in open pine woods in the southern parts of Florida and Louisiana. The perennial weed also thrives in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

Identifying Threeflower Beggarweed -

Threeflower Beggarweed is a creeping perennial weed that features laterally growing hairy stems that root at the nodes. Its leaves feature three very small heart-shaped leaflets. Threeflower Beggarweed can be distinguished from Creeping Beggarweed in that it is generally much smaller in size.

Blooming in warm months, Threeflower Beggarweed features blue or purplish-pink flowers. The fruit breaks apart easily when ripe and the seed attaches to clothing or hair.

Threeflower Beggarweed Control -

Proper cultural practices, such as proper mowing and watering, can help to prevent Threeflower Beggarweed 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.

Threeflower Beggarweed

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

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