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Article: Flickweed


Common Name


Scientific Name

Cardamine hirsuta




The seeds germinate in the fall or winter. Typically they are dormant in cold weather, and they resume their growth in the spring and produce more seeds. It has a 12-week lifecycle.

Seasons of Growth

Spring / Summer

Key Distinguishing Feature

There are 4 flowers which are oblong shaped and 1.5–2.5 mm long and .3–.7 mm wide. The seeds are borne in upright pointing siliquae which are straight and 1.5–2.5 cm long and 1–1.4mm in diameter.

This tiny weed (around 10-15cm high) with a branching flower reproduces itself very quickly, often setting seed and re-growing in a matter of weeks. Often a weed of nurseries and potted plants.

Key Products for Control:

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

Please contact the LawnPride Support Team to discuss alternative options.
Contact us via email:, or Phone: +61 479 086 039.

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

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