A perennial plant that can be a problem weed in turf. It is a very low-growing, mat-forming plant that can root at nodes along the stem. While the leaves are small the stems can grow up to 20 inches long, twining along the soil. It easily tolerates close mowing, and where turf is not mowed frequently the plants can form mounds up to 10 inches high. Propagation is from seeds that germinate at any time in warm weather. Plants also spread by the stolons. While foliage may die back in hot, dry weather it normally remains green through the winter.
This is a perennial plant spreading by stolons that creep through turf, making physical removal in turf almost impossible.