Tag Archives: Perennial

The term perennial is used to categorise the growth habit of a plant.

A perennial plant is a one that lives for more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials.

 

Common self-heal (prunella vulgaris)

By | 04/08/2016

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)

By | 26/06/2016

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)

By | 18/03/2016

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 »