carpetweed plant

Carpetweed – Mullogo verticillata

Mollugo verticillata L.

Molluginaceae (Carpetweed family)

MI Status


Life cycle

Prostrate, mat-forming summer annual.


Whorled, smooth, light green leaves (up to eight per node) are spatula-shaped to oblong with a rounded tip and tapered to the base.


Smooth, prostrate stems with prolific branches form light green, circular mats.

Flowers and fruit

Small, white to greenish white flowers on slender stalks occur in clusters of up to five in the leaf axils. Fruit are small, three-parted, egg-shaped capsules that contain orange-red to orange-brown, glossy, kidney-shaped seeds.



Carpetweed plant
Carpetweed plant
Carpetweed seedling
Carpetweed seedling
Carpetweed flowers and fruit
Carpetweed flowers and fruit
Carpetweed flower
Carpetweed flower

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