Chickweed (Stellaria Media)
Chickweed is a cool season annual. This is a low-growing plant with very small broad oval leaves. The plant germinates in autumn or late winter then forms large mats of foliage. Flowers are small and white, followed quickly by seed pods. This plant flowers and sets seed at the same time. Common Chickweed prefers cool, damp conditions in shady areas. They tend to disappear under high temperature stress.
Facts About Chickweed:
- It is a nutrient dense and has edible and medicinal properties
- It can cause saponin poisoning in cattle
- The leaves of Chickweed can be eaten, the stems can be eaten if cooked as well
It's best to use a broad spectrum post-emergent herbicide for broadleaf weeds 3-4 times per year to treat chickweed as it matures. Granular fertilizers and liquid weed control applications will also help turfgrass dominate the lawn and prevent undesirable weeds.
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