carpet-weed

carpetweed

[kahr-pit-weed]
noun
a North American prostrate weed, Mollugo verticillata, having whorled leaves and small, whitish flowers.

Origin:
1775–85, Americanism carpet + weed1

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carpetweed

noun
annual prostrate mat-forming weed having whorled leaves and small greenish-white flowers; widespread throughout North America 
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