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help with a problem weed

can you help me i have a invasive weed in my lawn how what can weed killer can I use.
I will add photos of the weed 


  • GrannybeeGrannybee Posts: 326
    Its called self heal - prunella vulgaris.  It can be controlled by mowing but is much loved by bees and other insects. Why do you want to kill it?
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,576
    It's really common in lawns, but will stay small if you mow it. I Iove it! It's also a really good remedy for all sorts of ailments, you can make a tincture or a tea from the flowers. 
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,211
    Basically sit on the 'grass' with a sharp instrument and dig it out bit by bit.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,247
    Usual weed n feed for lawns will kill it.  I let it flower and mow round it, the bees love it.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    I also encourage it as a medicinal plant. Its lovely. It’s called prunella. Didn’t that used to be a girls name in the old days?
  • I think they're pretty. We have a few patches of these on the lawn and when they're in full bloom, they form lovely dark purple and green patches.

  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,892
    Image result for prunella scales
    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    you can also buy the dried heads to make a tea. I’m going to harvest and dry mine today.
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