You may notice one or two at first, but once the seeds of a chickweed (stellaria media) start to spread, they can slowly begin to take over your lawn. The flowers of a chickweed are what turn into seed pods that fuel the invasion of these common lawn weeds. This plant is one of a few edible weeds, consumed by both livestock and humans. Other common names of this plant include:

  • Chickenwort
  • Craches
  • Winterweed
  • Maruns

Chickweed Signs and Symptoms

If you notice any weeds that have broad, egg-shaped leaves with pointy tips that are growing small white flowers with elongated petals that look like small daisies—chances are they are chickweeds. The stems have hairs on one side, and there may be moths flocking to it—since the plant itself attracts several types of moth.

Chickweed Prevention

Once chickweed starts growing, it can be difficult to stop. It doesn’t take long for the plant to start sprouting flowers that contain the seeds that lead to its growing numbers. As soon as you notice one in your yard, pull it out. Your chances of prevention are greater if you catch it before it flowers. If you start to see more than one weed growing, contact Cardinal Lawns to help you regain control of your yard.

By maintaining a healthy lawn and reducing soil compaction you will also be helping to prevent chickweed from taking up permanent residence in your lawn.

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