Clusters of white flowers and smooth, spoon shaped leaves on a summer annual. Prefers turfgrass environment. Seed reproduction. A weed common to the most of the United States.
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Plant Category:annuals and biennials,
Plant Characteristics:low maintenance,
Bloomtime Range: Early Summer to Late Summer
USDA Hardiness Zone:4 to 10
AHS Heat Zone:Not defined for this plant
Light Range:Shade to Part Sun
pH Range:Not defined for this plant
Soil Range:Mostly Sand to Clay Loam
Water Range:Semi-Arid to Moist
ProblemsWeeds : Preventing Weeds and Grass
Weeds rob your plants of water, nutrients and light. They can harbor pests and diseases. Before planting, remove weeds either by hand or by spraying an herbicide according to label directions. Another alternative is to lay plastic over the area for a couple of months to kill grass and weeds.
You may apply a pre-emergent herbicide prior to planting, but be sure that it is labeled for the plants you are wishing to grow. Existing beds may be spot sprayed with a nonselective herbicide, but be careful to shield those plants you do not want to kill. Non-selective means that it will kill everything it comes in contact with.
Mulch plants with a 3 inch layer of pinestraw, pulverized bark, or compost. Mulch conserves moisture, keeps weeds down, and makes it easier to pull when necessary.
Porous landscape or open weave fabric works too, allowing air and water to be exchanged.
MiscellaneousGlossary : Annual
An annual is any plant that completes its life cycle in one growing season.
Glossary : U. S. Natives
Native plants require lower maintenance and usually have less pest problems. They are key components in the xeriphytic landscape and backyard wildlife habitat. Select your region and the search will look for all plants in the database that are native to your area.