Tag Archives: herbs

Greater plantain (plantago major)

By | 12/12/2017

Greater plantain (plantago major) is a very common weed in lawns and disturbed ground all over the UK. Plantago major has many common names. These include broad-leaved plantain, common plantain, rat-tail plantain, great waybrede and wibrow. Native americans also called it White Mans Foot and Englishmans foot. This is because it spread from puritan settlers villages along tracks and… 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 »

Common self-heal (prunella vulgaris)

By | 04/08/2016

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 »