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.

Common self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

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 »

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 »

Creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

Creeping buttercup is a very common herbaceous perennial weed found on all types of lawns across 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 trait in which most… Read More »