Lysimachia arvensis

Scarlet Pimpernel

Other common names:

Pimpernel, red chickweed



An annual low-growing weed that can grow up to 30 cm tall. The weed has distinct orange (and possibly red or pink) flowers which comprise of 5 round petals. The leaves which are oppositely arranged are soft and green in colour. Seeds are spherical in shape and green to pale brown in colour. For further information visit Weeds of Australia.


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: The weed reproduces by seed. Removal and control is required before germinating, usually in autumn and spring.
  • Mechanical: Nil.



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Control Options



Surefire Dicamba M




Surefire Dicamba M