Does Anyone Recognize this Weed?

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This weed was growing vigorously in my lawn about 50cm square - I have dug it out but would love to know what it is.  Took the photo after it was dug out of lawn

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  • Could it be Pilosella officinarum, Mouse-ear Hawkweed? That has white hairs and spreads in patches in lawns. It has yellow flowers in summer.

    It would help to see a photo of it in situ.

  • lizmaclizmac Posts: 56

    Thanks for reply landgirl,

    I had already dug it out before thinking to take a photo but the leaves look 'heartshaped' and Pilosella have longer leaves.  The leaves are definitely hairy though.  We never saw any flowers on it.  The roots were thick and fairly fibrous. 

  • OK, Sweet Violet Viola odorata?

  • lizmaclizmac Posts: 56

    Its possible as I have some of that under the trees in our garden but it certainly doesn't look like the type we have and the one under the tree is not hairy.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,247

    It's not a violet. It looks a bit familiar but I can't seem to get there.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    Hairy bittercress?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,753
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    It's not a violet. It looks a bit familiar but I can't seem to get there.

    Snap Nut - yesterday I was looking at the bugles, but without seeing more of the structure ..... image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • lizmaclizmac Posts: 56

    Don't think its Hairy Bittercress as it didn't grow in a rosette shape but more sprawling and intertwining.

    Can't find a picture of Snap Nut anywhere except in motor vehicles websites!!!

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,247

    Lizmac. that's snap,  we both agree. and Nut, me.image

    Unfortunately we both agree we don't know what it is. 

     

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,753

    Liz - I've just seen from your details whereabouts you are - I was down your way yesterday - hope your garden's not under water today image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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