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Pest Information

Marcela

Marcela

  • Latin Name: Alternanthera Flavescens
  • Common Name: Marcela
  • Other Names: Yellow Joyweed

Pest Details

Marcela
Marcela
Marcela
Marcela

Origin:

A native plant in Florida as well as Latin America and the West Indies.

Biology:

A perennial, sprawling weed that commonly grows over other vegetation and over large areas. Reproduction is from seeds. This plant is a common weed in sandy, open areas of empty lots, disturbed sites, or roadsides.

Identification:

Mature plants generally have a sprawling habit, as the thin stems do not support the extensive growth. Stems are hairy, the leaves are opposite, elongate and thin, with pointed tips. The white flowers occur in small round to oval heads on extremely long stalks. The flower head has a papery texture to it.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

A systemic, non-selective herbicide will be effective on non-turf settings.

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