Dichondra is a spreading, broadleaf perennial weed that forms a dense mat, which can choke out a lawn or fill garden beds. The bright green, heart-shaped and round leaves are ¼ to ½ inch wide and rarely reach over several inches high. Dichondra does not grow in areas where temperatures fall below 25° F.


Dichondra is common in Southern and Western states, where it is sometimes used as a lawn substitute or ground cover.

Related or Similar Plants

Dollarweed, Pennywort

Cultural Solutions

  • Keep lawns properly fertilized and healthy to resist invasion.