Tag Archives: Rosette Weeds

A rosette weed is a plant which grows a circular arrangement of leaves.

Rosette weeds usually sit near the soil surface. Their structure is a modified stem in which the internode gaps between the leaves do not expand. As a result, all of the leaves of the plant remain clustered tightly together.

Rosette weeds in a lawn

Common rosette-forming lawn weeds in the UK are dandelions, catsear and the plantains.

Find out more about this common type of lawn weeds in these pages.

Ribwort plantain (plantago lanceolata)

By | 01/01/2019

Ribwort plantain (plantago lanceolata) is a common plant in the UK. It is a broad-leaved weed and a true perennial herb. It is distinctive in shape and can grow on all but the most acid grasslands all over the UK. Ribwort plantain is a common roadside and hedgerow plant. Plantago lanceolata has many common names. These include English… Read More »

Greater plantain (plantago major)

By | 12/12/2017

Greater plantain (plantago major) is a very common weed in lawns and disturbed ground all over the UK. Plantago major has many common names. These include broad-leaved plantain, common plantain, rat-tail plantain, great waybrede and wibrow. Native americans also called it White Mans Foot and Englishmans foot. This is because it spread from puritan settlers villages along tracks and… Read More »

Common dandelion (taraxacum officinale)

By | 20/12/2016

The common dandelion is probably the most well known of all British lawn weeds. Most of us can remember ourselves as children, picking their curious ball-shaped seed heads and blowing them into the wind. They seem to be ingrained into our memories of summer. The latin name for the dandelion is taraxacum officiale. ‘Taraxacum’ being the latin family… Read More »