Stellaria media

Chickweed

Other common names:

Not applicable

 

Description:

The soft annual or biennial "herb" has a taproot and grows erect initially. As the weed grows, it becomes prostrate across the ground. Chickweed is soft and has bright, shiny ovate leaves; its flowers are white in terminal cymes. The weed spreads profusely by seed.

 

Susceptible Turf:

Warm- and cool-season turfgrass.

 

Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Prevent seed set.
  • Mechanical: Removal of the tap root. Hand removal and mowing to reduce the weed population and density.

 

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