Pennywort

General info

About pennywort

Pennywort is a warm season perennial weed that takes up residence in landscapes and lawns across North America.

Once pennywort gets a foothold in your lawn, it’s nearly impossible to remove every trace of the ugly thick mats. However, you can reduce its presence to more tolerable levels. 

Identification and Growing Habits

Pennywort is a small, broadleaf plant that displays bright green, rounded leaves with slightly scalloped edges. Tiny white blooms appear from mid- to late-summer. 

The low-growing weed is difficult to control because the creeping stems root wherever the nodes come in contact with the soil. Pennywort also spreads by seed.

About pennywort

Pennywort is a warm season perennial weed that takes up residence in landscapes and lawns across North America.

Once pennywort gets a foothold in your lawn, it’s nearly impossible to remove every trace of the ugly thick mats. However, you can reduce its presence to more tolerable levels. 

Identification and Growing Habits

Pennywort is a small, broadleaf plant that displays bright green, rounded leaves with slightly scalloped edges. Tiny white blooms appear from mid- to late-summer. 

The low-growing weed is difficult to control because the creeping stems root wherever the nodes come in contact with the soil. Pennywort also spreads by seed.