Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

Dichondra: Dichondra repens

Weed Description: A creeping perennial with circular leaves, primarily a weed of lawns.

Leaves:  Alternate, circular to kidney- shaped, with continuous, untoothed margins and long petioles.

Flowers:  Inconspicuous, in clusters in the leaf axils.
dichondra7-6.jpg (159517 bytes) Identifying Characteristics:  Prostrate or creeping growth habit with circular leaves and entire margins. Dichondra may be confused with Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), however the square stems and toothed margins of ground ivy help to distinguish the two.