A perennial weed that reproduces from seeds and spreads with an extensive system of rhizomes. Plants grow generally upright to sprawling, and may be bushy or may adapt to mowing and stay low to the soil. This is a common weed in poorly maintained turf, along roadsides, in waste areas and other disturbed sites.
Physical removal may not be successful due to the rhizomes, and a systemic herbicide may be needed to effectively eliminate the plant. Heavy seed production is possible, and a pre-emergent product will help to prevent new seedlings.