Common Chickweed

What is that flowering weed in my lawn?

 Common chickweed is a winter annual weed.  This weed may be flourishing in your lawn and flower beds this spring, especially after the winter seen in PA.  This weed tends to grow, forming patches and is most noticeable when flowering in the spring and summer.


Common chickweed will produce a shallow, fibrous root system, along with branching stems that grow on the soil surface.  This weed produces flowers and seeds from early spring through fall.  These seeds can germinate any time of year once the soil temperature gets above 53 degrees.  Common chickweed can produce an average of 25,000 seeds per plant. 


Common chickweed can be reduced by improving your turf density with proper mowing heights for your area.


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