Scientific NameCoronopus didymus
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
This creeping winter annual flowers from midwinter into spring. In certain cases, the plant may act as a biennial.
The pinnately divided leaves are divided into numerous segments, and can be found in dense mats on the ground. The stems are freely branched, and may grow from 5 to 40 cm in height.
When crushed, the leaves will emit a foul odor.
Flower Seed Head
The white 2 to 3 mm diameter flowers grow in compact clusters or racemes that arise from the leaf axils. Each flower has 4 petals.
The seeds develop in silicles that have two inflated rounded sections.
This plant prefers wet, disturbed areas, and can be found growing in turf, and fields.