Carpetweed

Mollugo verticillata

Photo of Carpetweed
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Carpetweed is a plant that grows right down on the ground. It is an annual and sometimes forms large populations. Somewhere is a reference indicating that carpetweed is not a serious competitor to desirable plants. Mostly a weed of vegetables and nurseries.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences