General Information: Scentless mayweed can be either annual or biennial and is usually found on rough grassland and waste ground.
It can be found in lawns and areas of turf, but is rarely troublesome on managed grass. If it is left to grow naturally in can reach nearly a meter in height.
Leaf: The leaves grow in alternate branches and have a feathery appearance.
Flower: Scentless Mayweed flowers form in clusters, and can be seen from June to October. The flowers closely resemble those of the daisy with yellow centres with white petals between 2 – 4 cm in diameter.
Preferred habitat: Mayweed favours disturbed, newly cultivated and waste ground, however it can form a dense low growing mat in the right circumstances.
Control: As we have previously stated this weed is more of a problem in newly sown lawns and can be eradicated with regular mowing. It is not a problem in established lawns. A selective weed killer is not normally necessary but if you need to treat this weed use a product containing mecoprop or dicamba.