Florida pusley is a summer annual found most often in warm season turfgrass areas. The leaves can be hairy and are grow opposite one another on hairy stems. The growth of Florida pusley in maintained turf areas is usually low and prostrate to the ground, forming thick patches. The growth can be erect with infrequent mowing. Florida pusley usually will not root at the nodes.
Florida pusley is an aggressive creeper and will take over turfgrass areas which are thin and poorly maintained. In the South, where constant heat is a factor in turf management, regular irrigation to prevent the wilting of grass plants can assist the turfgrass to compete with Florida pusley.
Source: University of Florida
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