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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 »

Creeping buttercup (ranunculus repens)

Creeping buttercup is a very common herbaceous perennial weed found on all types of lawns across the North West of England and which can quickly become on a problem on even well maintained lawns. The Latin name for creeping buttercup is ranunculus repens. Ranunculus is the family name of buttercups, which literally translated means “little frog” referring to the… Read More »

Ragwort (jacobaea vulgaris)

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 »