Weed-opedia: Creeping Beggarweed
Creeping Beggarweed (Desmodium Incanum)
What does it look like?: Creeping Beggarweed is a low-growing, highly invasive weed with green pea-like leaves and small purple/pink flowers. Leaves have small little hairs that allow it to cling to fabric and fur.
What causes it?: Loosely compacted soil and areas with little turf.
When does it show up?: Spring – Fall
Best treatment plan: Selective post-emergence herbicide treatments are most effective against Beggarweed cultivars. Call a professional for a free quote.
How long will it take to get rid of it?: With proper herbicide applications, patches could be killed in a matter of days. Just make sure that you keep an eye on the problem area.