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Hyssop Spurge

Chamaesyce hyssopifolia

Hyssop Spurge is a warm-season annual broadleaf weed that is also known as Hyssopleaf Sandmat and Chamaesyce hyssopifolia.

Identify

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Oblong

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Serrate

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Hyssop Spurge can be identified by its smooth, alternate stems that are branched at the upper nodes. This broadleaf weed features a milky, reddish-colored sap. Its leaves are serrate and have lopsided bases. Hyssop Spurge flowers from mid- through late summer, producing inconspicuous pink to white-colored flowers. Reproduction occurs by seeds.

Life Cycle

Ths broadleaf weed prefers dry, sandy soils and can be found in lawns, agricultural sites and other disturbed areas. Hyssop Spurge thrives in much of the southeastern United States.

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Control

Chamaesyce hyssopifolia can thrive in turf grass and can be very difficult and time-consuming to remove by hand. Other cultural weed control methods are equally ineffective due to the large number of seedlings. Professionally selected and applied broadleaf weed killers—based on your specific climate and geography—are the most effective method for control.

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