Carpetweed

COMMON NAME: Carpetweed
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mollugo verticillata
FAMILY: Molluginaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Decumbent annual herb. Leaves whorled, obovate to lanceolate. Leaf tips acute. Five petal
white flowers on long peduncle.
DESCRIPTION: Plant predominates in bare ground or waste areas. Usually does not persist in competition
with crops or turf unless ground is frequently disturbed. Can reduce turfgrass seedling
development during establishment.

Broad View Young carpetweed plant in a bareground stand.

Broad View
Young carpetweed plant in a bareground stand.

Broad View Juvenile carpetweed plant

Broad View
Juvenile carpetweed plant

Flower / Seed Head Close up of flower

Flower / Seed Head
Close up of flower