Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Virginia Buttonweed

The Virginia Buttonweed Identification Guide

What Does Virginia Buttonweed Look Like?

By DoMyOwn staff

Virginia Buttonweed is one of the most invasive weeds in the southern United States. This low-growing weed can be hard to control as it is tolerant to many pre-emergent herbicides and selective post-emergent herbicides.

Before applying a treatment, use this guide to ensure you are treating for the correct weed.

Characteristics of Virginia Buttonweed

  • Grows low to the ground
  • Leaves are medium to light green, but can appear yellow due to a common virus
  • Stems may be hairy
  • Leaves grow opposite each other on stems
  • Leaves are 1/2 to 1 inch wide
  • Flowers are white with four star-shaped petals. Flowers may have pink streaks.

Where Does Virginia Buttonweed Grow?

Virginia Buttonweed is most prevalent in the Southeastern United States but can be found along the east coast as far north as New Jersey and as far west as Missouri. It can also be found along the Gulf Coast.

Think you see Virginia Buttonweed in your yard? Learn where to look in our Virginia Buttonweed Inspection Guide. Click the right arrow below to read more.

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