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.
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Young carpetweed plant in a bareground stand.:

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Young carpetweed plant in a bareground stand.

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Juvenile carpetweed plant:

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Juvenile carpetweed plant

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Close up of flower: Flowers white with five petals 0.5 to 1 cm diameter.

Flower / Seed Head
Close up of flower

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