Pearlwort

Pearlwort (Sagina procumbens) is more accurately called procumbent pearlwort.

Problem Overview

Pearlwort (Sagina procumbens) is more accurately called procumbent pearlwort. It is a diminutive bright green coloured plant that has small needle shapes leaves set on opposite sides of a tiny stem. The plant looks similar to and is sometimes mistaken for Irish Moss. It forms a tight, dense mat even in closely mown swards.

Solutions

Pearlwort can be selectively controlled using herbicides containing Triclopyr & Picloram (Victory Gold, Triumph Gold & Tordon Brushkiller) applied at recommended label rates.

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