Trampweed (Facelis retusa)

Q: I have seen a very short white fuzzy weed in some yards around my neighborhood. It’s very short but it’s not a dandelion. It make the lawn look snowy or cottony. Do you have any idea on what it is?

A: You’re seeing trampweed, Facelis retusa. It is native to South America but has become common in much of the Southeast.

It’s a winter annual weed, meaning it can be controlled by spraying lawns with a broadleaf weed killer (Weed Beater, Weed B Gon, Wipe Out, etc) from November through April.

It is usually seen in poorly maintained lawns, so proper fertilization and mowing will go a long way towards crowding out the weed.

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Controlling Facelis retusa – Clemson

trampweed (Facelis retusa)

trampweed (Facelis retusa)

trampweed (Facelis retusa)

trampweed (Facelis retusa)

trampweed (Facelis retusa)

trampweed (Facelis retusa)

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