Weed Identification

Weed Identification
Buckshorn plantain Buttercup Chickweed
Plantago coponopus Ranunculus repens Stellaria media
buttercup; buttercup; chickweed;
A rosette forming perennial turf weed with distinctive ribbed leaves. It produces a long hairy flower spike with an abundance of seeds. Will grow almost anywhere but prefers soils above pH 5. A creeping perennial which sends out runners that then root and produce a new plant. Bright yellow flowers throughout the summer. Prefers damp conditions on heavy ground. A soft stemmed annual plant with small hairs along the stem. It has oval leaves that form opposite each other. It has very small white flowers that are followed by seed pods. Control before flowering to help prevent reoccurrence the following year.
  • Holster XL
  • Weedol Concentrate
  • Lawn Clear RTU
  • Roundup Pro Vantage
  • Holster XL
  • Roundup Pro Vantage
  • Lawn Clear RTU
  • Gallup Biograde Amenity
  • Praxys
  • Holster XL
  • Gallup Biograde Amenity
  • Roundup Pro Vantage
  • Daisy

    Dandelion

    Field woodrush

    Bellis Perennis Taraxacum officinale Luzula campestris
    daisy; dandelion; field woodrush;
    A common perennial turf weed with white flowers with a yellow centre. Thrives on close mown turf and in alkaline conditions. Mainly flowers in late spring through to summer but can flower all year round. A deep rooted perennial that forms a large rosette with large round yellow flowers. The seed heads produce an abundance of seed that is easily spread by the wind. Course, broad grass like dark green leaves fringed with silky hairs. It favours very acidic conditions and spreads by creeping stolons. Flowers early in the spring and produces dark brown seed heads.
  • Holster XL
  • Weedol Concentrate
  • Esteron T
  • Lawn Clear RTU
  • Praxys
  • Holster XL
  • Weedol Concentrate
  • Gallup Biograde Amenity
  • Esteron T
  • Lawn Clear RTU
  • Praxys
  • Sulphate of Iron
    Greater plantain

    Mayweed

    Parsley piert

    Plantago major Matricaria maritima Aphanes australis
    greater plantain; mayweed; parsley piert;
    Large oval green leaves with between 5 and 9 large thick veins that are clear once the leaf is removed. The greater plantain is the most common and grows well in compacted low fertile areas. A star shaped weed that adapts to grow just below mowing height. Prevalent on acidic heathland and moorland areas and sometimes found on parkland areas but not found on chalk downland. It produces a white flower with a yellow centre similar to a daisy. If allowed to flower each plant can produce large amounts of seeds. A low growing annual with pale dusky green, hairy leaves. It has deep cut wedge shaped leaves, three cleft with deep lobes. Likes dry conditions and sandy loams.
    Controlled by:
  • Holster XL
  • Weedol Concentrate
  • Gallup Biograde Amenity
  • Lawn Clear RTU
  • Roundup Pro Vantage
  • Controlled by:
  • Holster XL

  • Roundup Pro Vantage
  • Controlled by:
  • Holster XL

  • Pearlwort

    Ragwort

    Ribwort plantain

    Sargina procumbens Senecio jacobea Plantago lanceolate
    pearlwort; ragwort; ribwort plantain;
    Pearlwort is a low growing mat forming plant with glossy leaves and small white flowers, April to September. It grows in moist environments. It has very thin waxy leaves and is difficult to control with many selective herbicides. Although a perennial it does yellow and suffer through the winter weather. Although a biennial, when mown close it produces a rosette that is persistent and exhibits perennial properties. As it gets older it becomes woody and can cause uneven playing surfaces. It is classified as an injurious weed under the weeds act 1959. A rosette forming perennial turf weed with distinctive ribbed leaves. It produces a long hairy flower spike with an abundance of seeds. Will grow almost anywhere but prefers soils above pH 5.
  • Holster XL
  • Holster XL
  • Roundup Pro Active
  • Holster XL
  • Weedol Concentrate
  • Lawn Clear RTU
  • Praxys
  • Selfheal

    Speedwell

    Toadrush

    Prunella vulgaris Veronica Jancus bufonius
    Selfheal; speedwell; toadrush;
    A member of the mint family, it has hairy leaves, grows quickly and spreads over lawns to form large patches competing with grass. It flowers with large rounded purple flower from June to November. It is easily spread by seed. There are numerous species of Speedwell that are considered to be lawn weeds and they look very much alike. The most common ones found in sports turf and lawns is the Birds Eye Speedwell and Ivy leaf Speedwell. Toadrush is a very fine rush that forms a tight bundle of green, purple and reddish shoots. They have a hard woody base with very little root and can therefore quite easily be pulled out. It tends to grows in areas that persistently lay damp, such as turf with a compacted thatch layer.
  • Holster XL
  • Praxys
  • Holster XL
  • Praxys
  • Roundup Pro Active
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    White clover

    Yarrow

    Yellow suckling clover

    Trifolium repens Achillea millefolium Lesser trefoil
    white clover; yarrow; yellow suckling clover;
    White clover is a very common turf weed, it flowers with a small white flower from June to September and produces thousands of seeds that are dispersed and become viable within 2 weeks. As well as a large seed bank Clover also speeds by stolons. Clovers fix nitrogen from the air giving a darker green area to the turf. The fine feathery leaves and deep fleshy rhizomes of yarrow make it particularly drought resistant. It produces an abundance of small white flowers between May and July. Difficult to control with some selective herbicides. Yellow suckling Clover has a small rounded yellow flower right through summer from May to October. It spreads quickly and can form large clumps which look unsightly and can affect the playing surface on sports turf.
    Controlled by:
  • Holster XL
  • Weedol Concentrate
  • Lawn Clear RTU
  • Praxys
  • Gallup Biograde Amenity
  • Esteron T
  • Controlled by:
  • Holster XL
  • Gallup Biograde Amenity
  • Roundup Pro Active
  • Controlled by:
  • Holster XL
  • Weedol Concentrate
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