Dichondra is a perennial, spreading by slender creeping stems that root at the nodes. It forms mats not over 1½ to 3 inches tall. The kidney-shaped to nearly circular leaves grow alternate to each other, sometimes appearing whorled on the stems. The white to greenish small flowers are borne in clusters in the leaf axils below the level of the leaf. Dichondra is cultivated as a ground cover in some states.
Perennial broadleaf turf weeds are capable of living more than two years. They thrive in weak, thin turf; golf fairways and roughs; home lawns; playfields; and industrial grounds. Proper turf maintenance is the key to control of this weed. First, select adapted turfgrass cultivars for your area and then properly fertilize, mow, and water to encourage dense growth.
Growth Season/Life Cycle
prostrate, spreading; dichondra can creep over a large area, forming a dense mat of vegetation
kidney-shaped to nearly round
fibrous; roots at the nodes
white to greenish; inconspicuous