Species category: Broadleaf Weed
Scientific name: Gnaphalium spp.
Cudweed – What is it?
The two species common in turf and lawns in Australia are G. coarctatum and G. americanum. They are annual or short lived perennials with grey-green, serrated-edged leaves.
G.americanum is very woolly with hair leaves, whiles G. coarctatum has virtually no hairs on the upper surface of the leaf.
Flowers are white with tannish colours; they have a densely petaled head.
When does Cudweed occur?
It is common in poor pastures; species can vary from summer to winter annuals. This weed is a prolific seed producer which can multiply quickly through seed dispersal.
What damage or effect will Cudweed have?
Cudweed can be competitive and difficult to control in turf, growing at a different rate and texture to the grasses. This can affect the quality of the playing surface and also break ball roll.
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