A tight low growing annual that forms a dense mat with dark green leaves that are 1/8 to 1/2″ long and about 1/8″ wide with red spots down the center of the leaf. When broken the stems excrete a white milky juice. The plant has a deep tap root that can travel up to 2′ into the ground. Also has tiny pink inconspicuous flowers formed in small clusters between each stem and the top leaves. Can be controlled with Ferti-lome Weed Out as a post emergent control.