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(Descurainia sophia)


Biology and Management

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Flixweed Seedling (link to large image)

Flixweed Flowers (link to large image)

Flixweed Seedling Flixweed Flowers

Flixweed Mature Plant (link to large image)

Flixweed is a winter annual that occurs in waste areas, fields, roadsides, and other disturbed sites.  Mature plants grow 8 to 24 inches tall. Leaves are alternate, 2 to 3 times pinnuately compound. Seedlings have narrow cotyledons with stalks. Juvenile stages have ovate shaped leaves in a rosette arrangement, deeply lobed margins, and covered in star-shaped hairs.  Inflorescence a raceme. Flower petals very small, yellow or greenish-yellow.  Flixweed is distinguished from other mustards because of its finely dissected leaves.

Flixweed Mature Plants


This section contains information on identification of the different life stages of Flixweed.  Select Biology and Management from the Contents Menu for more information on the biology and management, or select Registered Herbicides for the herbicides that are registered to control this weed in mint.