Problem plants

Asked April 11, 2020, 3:45 PM EDT

Hello, sending more photos of problem plants in my yard. Please identify and recommend treatment to eliminate. This appears to be some type of moss. Spreading in bark mulch areas. Thank you! Dennis

Lane County Oregon

3 Responses

this is a moss mimic. It is actually a flowering plant with minute flowers. It belongs to the Pinks family and is Sagina, probably species procumbens. Common name Birds-eye pearlwort. It can form dense, shallow rooted mats. It is easy to scrape off soil, but perhaps raking it from the bark would work best. It is basically harmless. It thrives in moist areas.

Thank you!