Field madder is a prostrate growing winter annual. Due to its growth habit, mats are formed in the turf. The leaves form in whorls around the stem which is square. The leaves are pointed and elliptical in shape.
Field madder spreads by seed which is produced in flowers at the tip of the stem. The flowers are pink to lavender in color and occur in the spring. Field madder is found in the Piedmont region of the southern states. It can be found west into east Texas and Arkansas.
Weed Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Lambert McCarty. Clemson University. Clemson, SC.
For optimum control, make your post-emergence herbicide application to field madder that is young and actively growing.
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