Native to tropical Americas, and widespread in California.
A perennial broadleaf weed, with spreading stems that stay low to the ground and may grow to 18 inches long.
Grows in turf and landscape.
Mature plants may spread out to 3 feet across due to spreading nature of stems.
Leaves are up to 1.5 inches in diameter, shiny green and with wavy, lobed margins.
Flowers are less than ½ inch wide and are dull red, 5 petals, with a darker center.
Characteristicts Important to Control:
In turf it may be effectively controlled with a systemic, selective herbicide.