Thursday, October 7, 2010

This Months Weed

Chickweed is mat forming with numerous branched stems. The leaves are opposite, smooth, oval to broadly elliptic in shape. Chickweed's upper leaves are sparsely hairy with long petiole. The stems have vertical lines of hairs.

Flowers appear in small clusters at the ends of stems. They are white with five deeply notched petals. This plant reproduces by seed. The best way to control this weed is by a routine spraying program like one provided by Seneca Gardens.

Chickweed is a winter annual weed and a familiar site to Maryland lawns. It is recognizable by its white flowers in small clusters at the ends of its stems. The good news is Seneca Gardens can control Chickweed.

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