Lawn Burweed (Spurweed)

Lawn Burweed (Spurweed)

Lawn burweed (spurweed) is a small, low growing winter annual broadleaf plant, often confused with pineappleweed or brassbuttons. Lawn burweed inhabits turf, compacted paths, roadsides, pastures, and disturbed, unmanaged areas. Its sharp, bur-like fruit can puncture human and animal skin, making it a nuisance in turf.

Structure: Grows in low mat 2″ to 6″ wide

Life Cycle: Annual

What To Look For: Tiny plant with lacy leaves and hairy stems

Growth Period: Blooms from April through June – will die in high temperatures

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