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Pest Information

Dichondra

Dichondra

  • Latin Name: Dichondra Spp.
  • Common Name: Dichondra
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

Dichondra

Origin:

Several varieties that are native to California.

Biology:

Creeping perennial broadleaf plants, that often are used as a "turf" or groundcover. They also invade desirable grass turf and may spread enough to severely thin out the grasses. Growth is from rhizomes and stolons, as well as seeds.

Identification:

Low growing and forming mats that completely cover the soil. Stems are thin and twining, and root freely at the nodes. Leaves are round and up to 1 inch wide, dark green and shiny. Leaves are on long stems. Tiny white flowers may be present.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

A perennial plant often used for desirable purposes, but escaping and invasive in landscape and turf. Regrowth and spreading from stolons and rhizomes.

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