Tag Archives: Creeping Weeds

Creeping weeds are plants which reproduce themselves through creeping rhizomes and stolons. These growths spread out from the parent plant and start a new plant. They can creep along the surface or underneath the ground.

Creeping weeds in lawns

A single parent plant can produce a great number of new plants in a season. This is why creeping weeds are a difficult lawn weed to treat. A great many difficult to treat plants can appear quickly.

The most common creeping weed in the UK is the creeping buttercup. This can spread all over a lawn and be very troublesome.

Find out more about weeds which creep in a lawn in these blog pages.

Creeping cinquefoil (Potentilla reptans)

Creeping cinquefoil (potentilla reptans) is a difficult plant to control in your garden. It is a common lawn weed in the UK. It creeps along the base of your grass plants and into you flower beds and has 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.

Slender speedwell (Veronica filiformis)

Slender speedwell (Veronica filiformis) is a creeping perennial herb. It grows on lawns all over the UK. Slender speedwell has many common names, including creeping speedwell, threadstalk speedwell, birdseye speedwell, creeping veronica, whetzel weed and gypsy weed. The botanical name Veronica filiformis originates from both Latin and Greek. Veronica comes from the woman canonised as Saint Veronica. She… 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 »