Soldier's Button

Soldier's Button is a common weed in lawns. It is often mistaken for Onehunga prickle weed but it does not have prickly seeds.

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Soldier's Button forms low-growing mats or rosettes of feathery leaves. The flowerheads are button like, pale, yellowish and 3-5 mm across. Soldier's Button is often mistaken for Onehunga prickle weed but the seeds are not prickly.


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In Lawns

  • Apply LawnPro Prickle and Hydrocotyle. It effectively kills soldier's button weed but leaves your lawn grasses unaffected. Allow 2-3 weeks for weeds to die.
  • Optimum control is achieved in Spring, Summer and Autumn when weed and lawn growth is vigorous.
  • For situations where soldier's button, prickle weed or hydrocotyle predominate, undertake soil management at the same time – both prickle weeds and hydrocotyle prefer sour acidic (i.e. low soil pH) and poorly draining soil.  Apply 100 g/m2 of lime two weeks prior to spraying. Also consider improving drainage, removing shade or aerating the soil to make the area less suitable for these weeds.
  • Note: LawnPro Turfclean or LawnPro All-in-One will also effectively control soldier's button.
  • For Dichondra lawns and other non-grass lawns you can spot treat with Weed Weapon Invade Gel.

In Flower Beds and Waste Places


Did You Know Did You Know

  • Soldier's button is Cotula australis

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