Plant Care Field Burrweed

Field Burrweed

About Field Burrweed

Lawn burweed is a fast-growing, herbaceous, broadleaf annual. It is listed as a noxious weed in 46 states. It can grow to a height of 2 inches and a spread of 6 inches. It's known for its tiny sharp-needled seeds and small feathery leaves that have the appearance of parsley.


Soliva sessilis

Also known as

Onehunga-weed, field burweed, jo-jo, jojoweed, lawn burweed, lawnweed and stalkless soliva

How to care for Field Burrweed

💦 Water

How often to water your Field Burrweed

Water needs for Field Burrweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Field Burrweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Field Burrweed

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Field Burrweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Field Burrweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Field Burrweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Field Burrweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Field Burrweed in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Field Burrweed

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Field Burrweed: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Field Burrweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Field Burrweed can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Field Burrweed →

Common Field Burrweed Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Field Burrweed prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Field Burrweed Water Frequency →

Field Burrweed Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Field Burrweed requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Field Burrweed Light Requirements →

Field Burrweed Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

🪴 Soil

Field Burrweed does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Field Burrweed →

💩 Fertilizer

Field Burrweed is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Field Burrweed grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Field Burrweed →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Field Burrweed can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Field Burrweed Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Field Burrweed can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Field Burrweed

Field Burrweed

Field Burrweed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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