Definition of Carpetweed

1. Noun. Annual prostrate mat-forming weed having whorled leaves and small greenish-white flowers; widespread throughout North America.

Exact synonyms: Indian Chickweed, Molluga Verticillata
Group relationships: Genus Molluga, Molluga
Generic synonyms: Weed



Definition of Carpetweed

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpetweed

carpeting
carpetings
carpetless
carpetlike
carpetmaker
carpetmakers
carpetmaking
carpetmonger
carpetmongers
carpetmunchers
carpets
carpetward
carpetway
carpetways
carpetweed (current term)
carpetweed family
carpetweeds
carphenazine maleate
carpholite
carphologia
carphology
carphone
carphones
carpi
carping
carpingly
carpings
carpitis
carplane

Literary usage of Carpetweed

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1. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"carpetweed After Britton and Brown. Four-o'clocks. ... The carpetweed family is represented in Minnesota by the common carpetweed, a mat-plant forming ..."

2. Reports of the Survey (1899)
"It may always be recognized by the division of its stem-pith into disks' separated from each other by cavities. FIG. lii. carpetweed After ..."

3. FLora of the Town of Southington, Conn., and Its Vicinity: A List of the by Charles Humphrey Bissell (1902)
"carpetweed FAMILY MOLLUGO, LM VERTICILLATA, L. carpetweed Common. Cultivated fields and waste ground, mostly in sandy soil; throughout. Sept. (269A.-229B. ..."

4. Conservation Tillage by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"Large crabgrass, goosegrass, and carpetweed densities were higher in the no-tillage compared with the conventional- tillage treatment in at least 1 yr ..."

5. Legumes in Crop Rotations--Bibliography, January 1990-December 1993 by Mary V. Gold (1994)
"Large crabgrass, goosegrass, and carpetweed densities were higher in the no-tillage compared with the conventional- tillage treatment in at least 1 yr ..."

6. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"... a spray of Iron sulfate or Copper sulfate if taken just before or during its first bloom, when it is most tender and more or less hairy. carpetweed j ..."

7. Botany for Young People and Common Schools: How Plants Grow, a Simple by Asa Gray (1880)
"... carpetweed. Pod one-celled, with several or many seeds. Styles 3 to 5. Stipules or little scales between the leaves none. ..."

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