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Pest Information

Field Madder

Field Madder

  • Latin Name: Sherardia Arvensis
  • Common Name: Field Madder
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

Field Madder
Field Madder
Field Madder


A native of Europe.


An annual broadleaf weed, that occurs in turf, roadsides, meadows, or crops. Grows in thick, prostrate mats low to the ground, with many stems


Mature plant is very low-growing and thick. Stems grow out to around 10 inches, with leaves in whorls in groups of 4 to 6 leaves at intervals along the stem. Leaves are small and lance-shaped, and have a pungent odor. Flowers are small, blue or pinkish, and occur in clumps of 2 or 3 at the ends of the stems, and have 4 or 5 petals.

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