Coronopus didymus


Lesser Swinecress, Wartcress

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Winter or summer annual, can be biennial
Growth Habit: Prostrate, spreading, low-growing rosette
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Hairs: Varies from none to hairy
Leaf Structure: Deeply lobed one or two times
Leaf Arrangement: Upper leaves are alternate. Plant parts have unpleasant odor.
Root Type: Fibrous root system
Flower Color: Clustered four-petaled stalked white along the flower stem


Similar Species

  • Chamomile, Mayweed Anthemis cotula
  • Filaree, Redstem Erodium circutarium
  • Swinecress, Greater Coronopus squamatus

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Oxadizon
  • Post Emergence: Mesotrione, Bispyribac-sodium,

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