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Stuborn weeds on lawn

edited 11 November in Problem solving

I would like to know the name of this weed that's so stuborn on my lawn (please see pic). Also, how to get rid of it.




  • rossdriscoll13rossdriscoll13 Posts: 213
    edited 11 November
    @vishagen3031qHljuYlC the weed in question is Lesser Celandine. They are a spring bulb with tuberous roots that can be difficult to control with weedkillers.  You could try Round-Up Gel dabbing the gel on to each leaf.  However they only flower for a short period, usually finishing around the end of April and then disappearing until the next year.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,360
    Lesser Celandine is dormant in the UK at this time of year. Where is this lawn?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989
    I don’t recall seeing Lesser Celandine with red stems or that sort of veining on the leaves. The surface texture looks wrong too. 

    One of the petasites perhaps?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hi All,

    Thank you for your helpful comments. I found out the type of weed that's in my garden. I currently live in Wales. The weed is called winter heliotrope. Here's the link from RHS:

    Kind Regards
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989
    That’s what I thought. Regular mowing should deal with it in a lawn. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    Salt and vinegar are best kept for your chips @getinfolists08138.
    Salt, in particular, is a dreadful thing to put on soil of any kind - kills all sorts of beneficial insects. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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