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What is taking over my grass!

tdsmythetdsmythe Posts: 21
Can anyone ID what is taking over my grass and how I can sort it out!?

Thanks 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,529
    I think it could be pink campion. Do you have any around that’s self seeded? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433
    Could be Prunella vulgaris (Self Heal)
    I have it in my lawn and has a lovely purple flower.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,529
    I think it’s too long for that.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • tdsmythetdsmythe Posts: 21
    It did start to get buds on it, but I don’t have anything that would self seed like that.

    its like a carpet when you get underneath it!

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433
    Prunella would be getting buds about now and it can form a carpet.
    Maybe you could leave it to flower and see what it is.
    Just another thought does it smell of anything when crushed?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,563
    edited June 2021
    Scarlet pimpernel makes a mat like that in my lawn.  So does speedwell, but I think the leaf edges are too smooth to be that.

    I love wild flowers in my lawn so I'm afraid I have no suggestions for getting rid of them...   :)
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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