What is this Weed?

Asked November 2, 2016, 10:03 AM EDT

Please see attached photo. What is this lawn weed and how do I control it at my residence?

Virginia Beach Virginia plant identification chickweed winter annuals weed

1 Response

This looks to be chickweed. It is young yet so it's possibly hairy bittercress. Both are winter annuals, germinating in later summer/fall and then wintering over to bloom in spring. Hand pulling or using a pre-emergent to prevent germination are the usual suggestions, but there is more info here:

http://www.extension.umd.edu/hgic/common-chickweed
Hairy bittercress looks will grow into a frilly-looking basil rosette until it blooms in spring. See here: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/hairy-bittercress

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