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.

 

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 »