Stickweed is an annual reproduced by seed. The stems are erect, branch out at the top and can be up to 60 cm tall. They are also covered with stiff white hairs. The leaves narrow towards the stem and become smaller in size near the top. They are also covered in stiff white hairs and can be up to 7 cm long. The small flowers have five lobes and are blue in color. Seeds are only about 2.3 mm long with a double row of spines around the margin.
Tillage and growing strong competitive grass or cereal crops is the best option. Chemical application is also an option.