Tag Archives: herbaceous perennial

Common dandelion (taraxacum officinale)

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 »

Common self-heal (prunella vulgaris)

Common self-heal (prunella vulgaris) is a lawn weed which is common in lawns across England. It is also sometimes called heal-all, cure-all, carpenter weed, the prunella plant or heart-of-the-earth. It is an herbaceous, perennial herb, which can grow up to 30cm high. In lawns it rarely grows above the level of the grass. It has a thick dark… Read More »

White clover (trifolium repens)

White clover is a very common, and easily recognisable weed on lawns all over the UK. The Latin name for white clover is trifolium repens, which literally translated means three-leaved creeper. Its common name is also Dutch Clover and it is a native plant to all of Europe and Africa and has been exported worldwide as a valuable and… Read More »