WEEDS of turfgrass areas and hard surfaces

The photographs below will be added to over time as they are collected. 

Many turfgrass weeds are broad-leaved plants that are growing where they are not required. We may also consider annual meadow grass a weed in certain situations and some rushes also pose a potential problem in wet turfgrass swards. Weeds are also a problem around buildings, in flower borders and on areas of uncultivated land. In turf, they affect the visual and playing quality of the sward and in other areas, they cause an untidy appearance to the area and also act as a source of seed that can blow on to fine turf areas, creating weed problems for the future. 

Weeds given below have their common and Latin name. Click on any of the links to the Latin names to view pictures of the weed.

Daisy (Bellis perennis) Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Hoary Plantain (Plantago media)
White Clover (Trifolium repens) Germander Speedwell  (Veronica chamaedrys)
Slender Speedwell (Veronica filiformis) Thyme-leaved Speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)
Bulbous buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
Common Chickweed (Stellaria media) Common Sorrel (Rumes acetosa)
Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum) White Dead-nettle (Lamium album)
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) Field Woodrush (Luzula campestris)
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) Cleavers (Galium aparine)
Lesser Trefoil (Trifolium dubium) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
Broad-leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius) Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
Common Nettle (Urtica dioica) Wavy Bitter-cress (Cardamine flexuosa)
Procumbent Pearlwort (Sagina procumbens) Common Cat's-ear (Hypochoeris radicata)
Annual Meadow Grass (Poa annua) Pineappleweed (Matricaria matricarioides)


Upright Moss Feathery Moss Leatherjacket Frit Fly
Cushion Moss Chafer Fever Fly
Earthworm Wireworm
Moles Cutworm
Microscolex phosphoreus