What is this weed in my lawn?

Asked September 30, 2018, 3:55 PM EDT

I have a big, fast-growing patch of the pictured weed in my yard. Can you please help me identify it and suggest a way to control it? Thank you!

Baltimore County Maryland weeds lawn

3 Responses

This looks like Indian mock strawberry (Duchesnea indica). Small infestations can be dug out by hand. For larger infestations, you may spot-treat the weeds with post-emergent broadleaf herbicide. See our website for additional information.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/indian-mock-strawberry

You will have to then overseed the bare areas of the lawn after the weeds are removed.

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Thank you!