close but not ground ivy

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Date Photo Taken: 5-1-12
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posted By: bdchesho


Please note the boot in the picture, the leaves do not get any bigger than they are. Definitely not dollarweed, or ground ivy unless it is a miniature species. Same growth habit as dichondra but leaf margins are different. This weed appears in shadier wet spots in lawns and will form a complete mat if not controlled. Any help would be appreciated.


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    This looks like a type of Hydrocotyl and dollarweed is also of that genus as well. Similar looks but totally different sizes. We’ll need some Xput help on this one Walter! I’ve called it pennywort but it is smaller and very competitive in seedling fescue. Over watering and shade were also part of the issue with this weed in new fescue. It is mat forming with leaves that average one half inch wide and long at the largest. It hugs the ground. The closest I could find to matching it is Lawn marsh pennywort

    May 21st, 2012 at 9:42 pm
  2. bdchesho Flower Fanatic says:

    Thanks Bobby, after a little more research I think it is hydrocotyle hereromeria. All the weed identification websites list dollarweed/pennywort but not this particular variety. It certainly has the characteristic toughness of its big brother. It is one of those weeds you think you have controlled and a few weeks later it is popping back up.

    May 22nd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

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