Carpet1.bmp (448074 bytes)

Seedling.  Key characteristics: cotyledons are thick and spatula-shaped.

Carpet2.bmp (1748130 bytes)      carpetweed.JPG (911740 bytes)

Vegetative plant.  Key characteristics: leaves occur in whorls around the stems; plant grows along the soil surface producing mats.

Carpet3.bmp (1748130 bytes)

Flowers.  Key characteristics: very small, white.

Carpetweed is extremely small - less than 0.5mm in diameter.

Life cycle: summer annual.