z

Fast Free Shipping on YOUR ENTIRE ORDER*

z Login
American Express Apple Pay Discover Elo Google Pay Mastercard PayPal Shop Pay Venmo Visa

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

Spurge, Spotted: A Warm-Season Annual Weed

Spotted Spurge

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org

What is Spotted Spurge?

Spotted spurge is a warm-season annual and found in gardens, flower beds and open turfgrass. It has red or purplish stems with smooth, oblong leaves opposite of each other; the stems emit a milky substance when broken. The leaves often have a purple or maroon spot in the center, and the prostrate forms mats as it branches out from the base.

Spurge, Spotted: How to Get Rid of This Weed

Fighting this weed is best done in the spring by applying a broadleaf pre-emergent herbicide to the plant. If the spurge has germinated, it's best to apply a postemergent herbicide directly onto the weed. Providing adequate soil irrigation will also help to control spurge as well as hand-pulling the plants when they've just emerged from the soil.

Search

z