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Wildflower ID please

PyraPyra Central Scotland Posts: 139
So this colourful beauty popped up on my lawn. I think it's red clover, but I'm not sure. There's a massive white clover patch nearby.
Does anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance. 


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  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 471
    Prunella vulgaris aka self-heal. Bees love it.
  • PyraPyra Central Scotland Posts: 139
    Cheers @rachelQrtJHBjb!
  • SueAtooSueAtoo DorsetPosts: 155
    will take over your lawn!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,446
    We have it all over our back ‘lawn’ ... love it  <3
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,358
    I love it too. Very valuable for insects.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • edev08edev08 Posts: 52
    Yes a gorgeous plant. The bees love it here in upland W Yorkshire aswell
    Grow wildflowers in your garden
  • JilbertJilbert NottinghamshirePosts: 15
    Another fan here  :) We moved house just before lockdown and my mother in law was quite adamant we should ‘sort out the lawn’ while we had the chance. We’ve got tons of stuff in it and I’ve loved it this year. So many bees! 
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,494
    That and clover and violets and daisies and a rather nice yellow thing that isn't a dandelion and loads of other little weeds. Oh and a bit of grass and moss. Much more interesting than monoculture grass.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PyraPyra Central Scotland Posts: 139
    It's not spread too much. But it does have to compete with the massive clover patch 😂 I'm just going to let the two work their way over the whole thing. Far prettier to look at. 

    @Jilbert I sympathise. My in laws (and some older neighbours) think my lawn is a mess. But then they also don't get why I'm ripping up my front lawn to make a wildlife garden. 

    Wouldn't be complaining if I bricked over the whole thing... 
     
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