Tag Archives: Annual Weeds

Annual weeds are plants in a lawn which live for one year or less. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from the much longer-lived perennials and biennials.

Annual lawn weeds

Many lawn weeds found in the UK are annuals. This makes them a difficult group to control. These weeds grow and seed quickly and can multiply in a matter of weeks.

For more information about these interesting lawn weeds, take a look at these blog posts about them.

Common chickweed (Stellaria media)

If you have your own garden, then there is a good chance you’ve seen common chickweed (stellaria media). It is a very common lawn weed in the UK. It produces a huge quantity of seeds throughout the year and can have the reputation as being something of a nuisance. It will root and grow everywhere and can be difficult to control in a lawn. Find out more about it here.

Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)

The hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) is an extremely common annual garden weed. It can quickly appear on any bare soil on vegetable patches, flower borders and in any thinner areas of your lawn. The plant is from the Cardamine genus, which is a large group of over 150 flowering annual and perennial plants that are in the Brassicaceae… Read More »

Lesser trefoil (Trifolium dubium)

Lesser Trefoil (Trifolium dubium) is an attractive little lawn weed which is reasonably common on a lot of untreated lawns in England. Some folk call it suckling clover or Irish Shamrock. It is a member of the clover family. A relative to peas and beans. It is also related to the herbaceous perennial white clover (Trifolium repens), but… Read More »