Green Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 1 - 5 inches
Plant Spread: 2 - 18 inches
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Pollinators: Flies


Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Sep 12, 2014 3:51 PM

A persistant little weed that emerges in numbers in cultivated plots. It is an annual that seeds in large numbers, easily removed by cultivation or pulling. Not the worst weed in a vegetable planting but quite annoying. Forms a mat like growth when ignored.

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Green Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata) by wildflowers Jul 21, 2015 4:45 PM 4

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