A weed - Knowledgebase Question

longwood, Fl
Question by oceanwaves
October 2, 2009
I have a strange thing growing in my yard, it is a creeper, and it is wet to the touch, and it is taking over my yard that is real shaded.

Answer from NGA
October 2, 2009


I can't tell for sure from your description, but it might be Florida Beggar Weed (Desmodium tortuosum). There are others, though, as pictured on the following website:

If you cannot find a photo of it on the above website, take a sample to your local cooperative extension office or well staffed nursery for positive i.d.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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