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Chamberbitter

Chamberbitter (Phyllanthus urinaria) is also known as gripeweed, leafflower, or little mimosa. It is a warm-season, annual, broadleaf weed that emerges from warm soils beginning in early summer. It...

Nutsedge

Nutsedges are very aggressive and persistent weeds that commonly infest lawns, vegetable and flower gardens, and home landscapes. They can be very difficult to eradicate, and their control is likely...

Florida Betony

Florida betony (Stachys floridana) is native to Florida and began appearing in other states in the 1940s and 50s. It has become an aggressive weed in residential and commercial landscapes in South...

Managing Weeds in Warm Season Lawns

Bermudagrass, centipedegrass, zoysiagrass, and St. Augustinegrass are the most popular warm-season turfgrasses grown in South Carolina. Warm-season refers to the fact that they prefer the warm...

Pachysandra

Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis) is an extremely popular evergreen groundcover. Native to Japan and China, Japanese pachysandra enjoys widespread use primarily in the cooler regions of...

Aquatic & Shoreline Plant Selection

Aquatic plant selection is extremely important in the development of aquatic pools. You must have some degree of balance between plants and animals in your pool so that the water remains clear and...

Climbing Fig

Climbing fig (Ficus pumila) is a woody, self-supporting evergreen vine whose overlapping leaves and stems create a tapestry of colors and textures on walls, fences, trellises, and other vertical...

Pine Diseases

Pine trees (Pinus species) are important to South Carolina not only for their ornamental value but also for lumber, watershed management, wildlife habitat, and Christmas trees. There are over 125...

Algal Leaf Spot

Of the various kinds of organisms that cause plant disease, plant parasitic algae are not the norm. The only species that is common in the United States is Cephaleuros virescens. It causes a disease...

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