Khaki Weed

Common Name

Khaki Weed

Scientific Name

Alternanthera pungens




Annual stems, perennial rootstock.

Seasons of Growth

Spring / Summer / Autumn

Key Distinguishing Feature

Prickly Burrs. Reddish hairy stems. Fleshy Taproot.

A dense mat forming plant with annual tops, a fleshy, perennial rootstock, reddish, hairy stems and prickly burrs. Seeds germinate in spring and summer after rain and produce creeping stems and a stout rootstock over summer. Stems take root at the nodes forming a dense mat.

Flowering occurs from March to April and the top growth dies in winter. New shoots emerge from the rootstock in spring.

Key Products for Control:

BroadForce MA - 60mL/100sqm

Bow & Arrow - 50mL/100sqm *Temporary discolouration can occur to QLD Blue Couch, Carpet Grass, or Kikuyu lawns

Contra M Duo - 65mL/100sqm *Not safe for Buffalo lawns

Please contact the LawnPride Support Team to discuss alternative options.
Contact us via email:, or Phone: +61 479 086 039.

For 6-months weed germination prevention, we recommend Pre-Emergent Herbicides, such as; Spartan, Barricade, or Onset