Broadleaf Weed – Tropical Chickweed

(Drymaria cordata)

Also referred to as Heartleaf Drymary and West Indian Chickweed, Tropical Chickweed is a warm season annual weed that can be found in moist to wet wooded areas as well as in all disturbed areas. Drymaria cordata thrives in southern United States, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Louisiana.

Identifying Tropical Chickweed -

Tropical Chickweed can be identified by its ascending, weak stems and spade shaped leaves, which grow opposite. This weed can root at the lower nodes and reproduces by seeds and stem fragments.

Tropical Chickweed features small, greenish flowers in long, wide, spreading clusters with thin, easily broken branches. Its flowers and seeds are sticky and will stick to clothing and/or hair.

Tropical Chickweed Control -

A thick dense lawn is the best defense against invading weeds. Tropical Chickweed usually cannot be controlled by physical removal methods, such as weed pulling, as this can spread seeds of this weed to additional areas of your lawn and landscaping.

Tropical Chickweed

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

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