Gnaphalium spp.


Other common names:

Shiny cudweed.



Two species of cudweed are commonly found within lawns within Australia. They are G. coarctatum and G. americanum (hairy leaves). The annual or biannual dicot weed grows forming a basal rosette. The leaves are very distinct, being broad and obovate in shape, dull green on the upper leaf surface and grey or white on the underside of the leaf and possess serrated margins. The weed produces an erect flower stem which can grow up to 50 cm tall. Its flowers are whiteish, pink or purple in colour.


Susceptible Turf:

Warm-and cool-season turf grass varieties.


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: Nil.
  • Mechanical: Physical removal by hand before seeding.



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Control Options

Bow & Arrow Herbicide




Lawn Solutions Australia All Purpose Weed Control


Surefire Buffalo, Bindi & Broadleaf Weedkiller


Surefire Dicamba M


Yates Bindii & Clover Weedkiller Concentrate


Yates Buffalo PRO Weed 'n' Feed Granular


Yates Buffalo Pro Weed 'n' Feed Hose-On


Yates Buffalo Pro Weedkiller Bindii & Clover Concentrate


Yates Weed 'n' Feed Granular


Yates Weed 'n' Feed Hose-On


Bow & Arrow Herbicide




Surefire Buffalo, Bindi & Broadleaf Weedkiller


Surefire Dicamba M