Scientific Name: Soliva pterosperma
Also known as: Spurweed
Lawn burweed (spurweed) is a low-growing winter annual which forms mats due to branching. The leaves are opposite and divided into narrow segments or lobes. The flowers are small and inconspicuous. The fruit forms in the leaf axils with sharp spines. Lawn burweed reproduces by seed. Lawn burweed is found in the coastal plains regions from Florida to Texas.
Use of good turf management programs, including a sound fertilization program, to form dense stands of turf grass will assist in prevention of lawn burweed infestation.
Make your post-emergence herbicide application tolawn burweed that is actively growing and in the seedling to flower stage of growth.
Weed Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Lambert McCartey. Clemson University. Clemson, SC.