Weed-opedia: Creeping Beggarweed – Southern Exposure

Weed-opedia: Creeping Beggarweed

/ / 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.