Tag Archives: Lawn Weeds

Lawn weeds are plants which are in the wrong place. In a lawn, any plant which is not grass is considered a weed. Even some undesirable grasses can be weeds!

Lawn weeds database

Weeds in lawns come in many varieties. From the quick growing annuals such as lesser trefoil and hairy bittercress. To the more pernicious perennial weeds such as yarrow and dandelions. Each weed has a good reason why it likes to grow in a lawn and they have different approaches and difficulty in eradicating them.

This section goes over the different weeds which you may find in a British lawn. I also try to go into a bit more depth about each plant. History, uses in cooking as well as how to control them.

Orange hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca)

Orange hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca, previously called: Hieracium aurantiacum) is a small sized, broad-leaved lawn weed. It’s a common plant in neglected lawns all over the UK. It is also referred to as Fox-and-cubs, Tawny Hawkweed or the Devil’s Paintbrush and is probably my favourite flower of all of the lawn weeds that I come across due to its… Read More »

Daisy (Bellis perennis)

The daisy (Bellis perennis) is probably one of the best known lawn weeds, and is very common across all lawns in the UK. This ubiquitous little plant has many other names, including common daisy, lawn daisy, English daisy, marguerite, bruisewort, woundwort or even the noon flower. It is from the huge family of plants called the Asteraceae, which… Read More »

Field woodrush (luzula campestris)

Field Woodrush (Luzula campestris) is noticeable in a lawn in early spring. It can be easily seen as a patch of thicker-type grass, with hairy leaves that have tassel-like black and brown flowers protruding a couple of inches above the usual level of the lawn. Some folk also know it as Good Friday Grass or Sweeps Brush. It… Read More »