Tag Archives: asteraceae

Yarrow (achillea millefolium)

By | 23/02/2018

Yarrow (achillea millefolium) is a herbaceous, perennial herb. It grows in gardens all over the UK. In a lawn is can form a thick, spreading mat and become an invasive weed. It has many common names including ornamental yarrow, milfoil, devil’s nettle and thousand-leaf. It has also named soldier’s woundwort in reference to its medicinal effects. The botanical… Read More »

Common dandelion (taraxacum officinale)

By | 20/12/2016

The common dandelion is probably the most well known of all British lawn weeds. Most of us can remember ourselves as children, picking their curious ball-shaped seed heads and blowing them into the wind. They seem to be ingrained into our memories of summer. The latin name for the dandelion is taraxacum officiale. ‘Taraxacum’ being the latin family… Read More »

Ragwort (jacobaea vulgaris)

By | 30/09/2015

Ragwort is a reasonably common weed seen on many lawns across the North West of England. The latin name is jacobaea vulgaris (syn. senecio jacobaea). Jacobaea is the family of plants to which it belongs (which is within the tribe senecioneae) and vulgaris literally means “common”. It is also called stinking willie, ragweed or ragged weed. The latter probably… Read More »