Native to North and South America, and found throughout most of the eastern half of the U.S., as well as along the West Coast.
A perennial, creeping plant that establishes roots at the nodes of the spreading stolons and rhizomes. A pest in turf where it may be mistaken for dichondra, except for the margins of the leaves, which are strongly notched.
Small leaved, mat-forming plants with thin, creeping stems. Leaves are from ½ to 2 inches across, round, and with the margin notched or toothed along its entire length.
Characteristicts Important to Control:
A perennial that spreads by rhizomes and stolons. Physical removal is extremely difficult, as the plant establishes itself readily in turf.