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Weed-opedia: Three Flowered Beggarweed

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Three Flowered Beggarweed

Three Flowered Beggarweed (Desmodium Trifolium)

What does it look like?: This a dwarf Beggarweed. So just like its siblings, it is a creeping perennial with stems that produce clusters of three green leaves. It also produces light purple to pink flowers.

What causes it?: The bur-like seeds easily latch on to clothes or fur, allowing it to spread all over the place. You or your animals could have easily brought it to your yard.

When does it show up?: It has a short growing season from mid-Summer to early Fall.

Best treatment plan: Because it spreads so easily, the best treatment plan is a post-emergent herbicidal treatment in the fall.  Call a professional for a free quote.

How long will it take to get rid of it?: Because post-emergent is most effective, it is hard to say how long it will take to get rid of. If you perform the post-emergent