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Help identifying weed between my patio tiles.

Hi all,

I have a lot of these little seedlings growing between my patio tiles. Can anyone tell me what it is? 


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,354
    Looks like one of the willow herbs - they get everywhere!
  • Looks like one of the willow herbs - they get everywhere!
    You're not kidding, it was clear  a few weeks ago and now the entire patio is covered. I was worried it was Japanese knotweed 
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,354
    Their seeds come supplied with a little feathery sail, so they go where the wind takes them :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,738
    No ... it's not Japanese Knotweed.   B)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thanks, starting plucking them out one by one. Won't leave them next time haha
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,354
    Try an old kitchen knife - or a Hori Hori if you''re feeling flush :)
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,619
    boiling water works well on small weeds in a patio as well, just keep it off your toes!
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    They are a pretty flower, but don't let it go to seed
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Weed burners work very well on annual seedlings like these, too.  I would recommend that once you deal with them, consider sowing and growing something like creeping thyme in the gaps, or you'll be forever weeding. ;)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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