I keep digging up this weed week on week and I don't know what it is. It's spreading everywhere. Can anyone tell me what it is? Many thanks. Tony
Did it have orange flowers in June/July? If so it's likely Pilosella aurantiaca (aka Orange Hawkweed or Fox & cubs) which spreads by underground runners as well as seed. Can be tricky to control.
hat looks a bit to prickly for Pilosella.. More like Bristly Oxtongue, Helminthotheca echioides
Hi Bob, Many thanks for your reply. It has not flowered as yet as I dig it up all the time so it hasn't flowered. Seems to have lot of tiny root and not connected. The leaves stick to my gloves.
In that case I believe nut has it (as usual!)
Bristly Oxtongue appears to be about right, thanks for that. Just looked at it on google and its a good match. Much appreciated! Do you know if there's an easy way to stop them? I just dig them out continuously.
Just googled and best way is to keep digging them out. Moved into new house in April and lawn was very neglected which is perfect for these. I'm sure they'll stop as I bring the lawn back to life. Many thanks chaps.