Tag Archives: Herbaceous Perennial

A herbaceous perennial is a type of plant which exhibits both being herbaceous and perennial. A herbaceous plant is one which has persistent woody stems above ground. They die back each winter, hibernate and form new growth in the spring.

A perennial plant is simply a plant which lives for more than two years. It is used to differentiate from shorter lived annual or biennial plants.

Herbaceous perennial lawn weeds

There are many lawn weeds which are both herbaceous and perennial. They live for many years in the soil, flowering every year. They can spread and overcome lawn grass and may become difficult to control without chemicals.

These weeds die back over the winter and are not as prevalent. However, as soon as the soil warms they spring back into growth.

Common herbaceous perennial lawn weeds include creeping buttercup, clover, common daisy and yarrow. All of these lawn weeds can live for may years in a lawn.

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.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a herbaceous, perennial herb. It grows in gardens all over the UK. In a lawn is can form a thick, spreading mat and become an invasive weed. It has many common names including ornamental yarrow, milfoil, devil’s nettle and thousand-leaf. It has also named soldier’s woundwort in reference to its medicinal effects. The botanical… Read More »

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 officinale. ‘Taraxacum‘ being the latin family… Read More »