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Article: Cudweed

Cudweed

Common Name

Cudweed

Scientific Name

Gnaphalium spp.

Family

Asteraceae

Lifecycle

Annual / Biennial

Seasons of Growth

Spring / Summer

Key Distinguishing Feature

Silver undersides of the leaves. Rosette habit, silver/white underside leaf.

Cudweed is an annual or biennial weed with a rosette forming growth habit. The leaves are broad and obovate in shape and possess a dull green upper surface with a soft, white or silver hairy underside.

Growth begins as basal rosette forming stems with upward growth occurring as the plant matures. Cudweed flowers typically form from spring throughout summer and are purple to pink in colour.

Key Products for Control:

BroadForce MA - 60mL/100sqm

Bow & Arrow - 50mL/100sqm *Temporary discolouration can occur to QLD Blue Couch, Carpet Grass, or Kikuyu lawns

Contra M Duo - 65mL/100sqm *Not safe for Buffalo lawns

Duke 100WG - 1g/100sqm *Not safe for QLD Blue Couch, Fescue, Bentgrass, or Ryegrass lawns

For 6-months weed germination prevention, we recommend Pre-Emergent Herbicides, such as; Spartan, Barricade, or Onset.

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