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Article: Red Caustic Weed

Red Caustic Weed
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Red Caustic Weed

Common Name

Red Caustic Weed

Scientific Name

Chamaesyce spp




Annual / Perennial

Seasons of Growth

Spring / Summer

Key Distinguishing Feature

Red or purple colour creeping stems.

A small, short lived herbaceous plant with reddish or purplish creeping stems. Its stems and leaves contain a milky sap.

Its paired leaves are dark green to purplish and have finely toothed margins. Its tiny reddish flowers are borne singly in small clusters in the leaf forks.

Key Products for Control:

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