What is this weedy ground cover? #745389 - Ask Extension


What is this weedy ground cover? #745389

Asked April 20, 2021, 5:33 PM EDT

My mom and I are trying to identify this creeping weed that is spreading over several areas in her flower beds or patio in Canton, Ohio. Please see the attached pictures. Thank you!

Stark County Ohio

Expert Response

Goodness, we all have so much of these pesky plants, you'd think we would know it by heart. I believe it is common chickweed. Go to this wonderful website and you will become knowledgeable about more pesky plants:https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/list_weeds.php?st=3

Good luck on keeping up with your weeds. You must be vigilant and diligent

Suzanne Hartford - MGV Replied April 20, 2021, 7:17 PM EDT
As I continued to look into this question, I came upon some more interesting information, particularly this from Missouri Botanical, one of my favorite sources: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/weeds/winter-annual.aspx
Some even call it tasty in salads. 
Suzanne Hartford - MGV Replied April 20, 2021, 7:26 PM EDT

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