|COMMON NAME:||Buttonweed, Virginia|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Dioda virginiana|
|FEATURES:||Opposite leaves with pointed notch between leaves. White flowers with four points. Seed pods
(buttons) form in axils of leaves, barrel-shaped. Forms rhizomes and stolons. Forms underground
closed flowers that self pollenate.
|DESCRIPTION:||Tough to control perennial weed in turfgrass and other environments. Difficult to control due to
extensive rhizome system and production of seed underground. Can become chlorotic in appearance
due to a common virus.