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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

Origin:

A native of Europe.

Biology:

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

Identification:

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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