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.

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 »