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Related to carpetweed: purslane, crabgrass, Mollugo verticillata
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Synonyms for carpetweed

annual prostrate mat-forming weed having whorled leaves and small greenish-white flowers

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Wikipedia has an entry for "alternade", and offers some additional 11-letter examples: CARPETWEEDS (CREWES, APTED), CURTAIN LESS (CRANES, UTILS) and SPALLATIONS (SALTOS, PLAIN)-as obscure as some of the words may be, they are all in Webster's Third.
The only exotic species encountered in the plots was Mollugo verticillata (carpetweed) that occurred in very low numbers (Table 1).
ANNUAL PERENNIAL GRASSES GRASSES Annual bluegrass Bentgrass Barnyardgrass Bermudagrass Hairy crabgrass Dallisgrass Smooth crabgrass Tall fescue Green foxtail Johnsongrass Yellow foxtail Kikuyugrass Goosegrass Knotgrass Fall panicum Nimblewill Rescuegrass Purple nutsedge * Sandbur Yellow nutsedge * Six-weeks fescue Quackgrass Smutgrass Torpedograss Velvetgrass BROADLEAF WEEDS Creeping beggarweed Wild garlic Pigweed Field bindweed Hawkweed Pineappleweed Bittercress Healall Broadleaf plantain Burdock Henbit Buckhorn plantain Creeping buttercup Ground ivy Common purslane Carpetweed Knapweed Shepherdspurse Wild carrot Knotweed Red sorrel Common chickweed Lambsquarters Speedwells (spp.
(1991) also found that carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata L.) and common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album L.) density was suppressed by rye and hairy vetch cover crop residues.
In feasting deposits at Cahokia in southern Illinois, for example, Pauketat and his colleagues found evidence of corn, bottle gourd, squash, sunflower, sumpweed, chenopod, maygrass, erect knotweed, four varieties of nuts, grape, and many fruits (persimmon, strawberry, plum, bramble, elderberry, nightshade, blackhaw, mulberry, sunflower), along with greens and small grains amaranth, purslane, panicoid grasses, carpetweed, and spurges).
The other forb category included lambsquarter (Chenopodium album), pigweed (Amaranthus spp.), wild carrot (Daucus carota), prostrate spurge (Euphorbia maculata), carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata), common mullein (Verbascum thapsus), common yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta), common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia), clammy ground cherry (Physalis heterophylla), common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), rabbit-foot clover (Trifolium arvense) and cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.).
During this period a population census, adult reproductive behavior, and an unusual oviposition host, and probable larval host plant, carpetweed, Mollugo verticellata, (Voss 1985), was discovered.
The loose, coarse, desiccated sands support species such as Diodia teres (poorjoe), Mollugo verticillata (green carpetweed), Paspalum laeve (field paspalum), Fimbristylis vahIii (Vahl's fimbry), Oldenlandia boscii (Bosc's mille graines) and Xanthium strumarium (rough cockleburr).
Mollugo verticillata L.: green carpetweed. Collected in 1929 by Rexford F.