DescriptionUpright summer or winter annual in cooler climates or biennial in warmer climates, developing from a basal rosette of leaves. Stems highly branched from base of plant. Stem and underside of leaves with soft velvetlike white hairs. Upper leaf surface dull green, less hairy above. Rosette and lower stem leaves spatula shaped with blunt tips and wavy margins, upper leaves reduced in size. Flowers tannish white in clusters at upper leaf axils. Bracts surrounding flower clusters pink or purple in color. Flowers either midspring into early summer of early fall. Occurs in dry, open, newly disturbed habitats, especially low- maintenance turf. Propagation: seed
Weed Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Lambert McCarty. Clemson University. Clemson, SC.
Herbicide UsePostemergence control with repeat applications of mixtures of 2,4-D, carfentrazone, Dicamba, MCPP, MCPA, and/or sulfentrazone. Check the herbicide label for specific application rates and turfgrass tolerance before use.
PowerZone® Broadleaf Herbicide
Q4® Plus Turf Herbicide for Grassy & Broadleaf Weeds
SpeedZone® Southern Broadleaf Herbicide for Turf
SpeedZone® Southern EW Broadleaf Herbicide for Turf
Surge® Broadleaf Herbicide for Turf
Trimec® 1000 Low Odor Broadleaf Herbicide
Trimec® 992 Broadleaf Herbicide
Trimec® Classic Broadleaf Herbicide