Latin Name – Dichondra carolinensis (Michx.)
Family – Convolvulaceae
Life Cycle– Perennial
Type – Broadleaf weed
Dichondra, also called Carolina dichondra, is a mat-forming perennial weed with a spreading growth habit with stems rooting at the nodes. It has sparsely pubescent leaves with a smooth margin. Dichondra can often be confused with dollarweed (Hydrocotyle sp.) but can be distinguished by the smooth margins and the attachment of the petiole on the edge of the leaf. Dollarweed is attached to the center of the underside of the leaf like an umbrella and the leaf margins are toothed.