It can also establish in spring. It mainly causes problems in new turf by smothering emerging seedlings. Its small, needle-like leaves can appear like new turf seedlings, however on closer inspection these will be clustered along a stem.
Spurrey has small white flowers that are clustered at the ends of stems.
In young turf, a mixture of mecoprop, ioxynil and bromoxynil will provide control. Once turf has established, Spurrey generally can’t establish due to the competition.
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