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The weed is also resistant to most herbicides and spreads rapidly. University of Florida research found that Atrazine can control pusley in St. Augustine grass, but several other herbicides tested had no long-lasting effect.

As a hardy plant that happily intermingles with grass and survives drought and cold, pusley is helpful for controlling soil erosion. The flowers also provide nectar for butterflies and bees, both important pollinators.
“Florida snow” was blooming along Murrell Road in Viera on Wednesday, Oct. 24. (Photo: Tim Shortt / FLORIDA TODAY) Buy Photo

Back for 2018. The invasive flower called largeflower pusley, but nicknamed “Florida Snow” growing along the shoulder of Murrell Road in Viera. (Photo: TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY)
When summer’s brutal heat begins to wane, pumpkin spice everything shows up in stores and locals find themselves looking longingly at photos of colorful leaves– and an oh-so-Florida phenomenon makes an appearance. Snow!
If you don’t want that snow-dusted look in your lawn, you’re in for a struggle. Because pusley is a low-lying ground cover, it’s nearly impossible to mow. It’s more drought-resistant than grass and can survive sub-freezing temperatures.
Here are a few things to know about “snow”:
Back for 2018. The invasive flower called largeflower pusley, but nicknamed “Florida Snow” growing along the shoulder of Murrell Road in Viera. (Photo: TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY)

Because the flowers produce seeds quickly, a small patch of pusley can take over a whole yard in a shockingly short time.

Love it or hate it, "Florida snow" is back again.