Lawn Weed Identification

Identify common weeds in the lawn

Please use this chart for help on identifying common lawn and turf weeds.

Click on an image of the lawn weed or the weed name for larger images of the weed and information on the weed, including identification, prevention and control of the weed.

Bellis perennis


Lesser Trefoil
Trifolium dubium


Birds-foot Trefoil
Lotus corniculatus


Black Medic
Medicago lupulina

Daisy lawn & turf weed   Lesser Trefoil - Yellow Suckling Clover lawn weed   Birds-foot Trefoil lawn weed   Black Medic lawn weed

White Clover
Trifolium repens


Red Clover
Trifolium pratense


Slender Speedwell
Veronica filliformis


Germander Speedwell
Veronica chamaedrys

White Clover lawn weed   Red Clover lawn weed   Slender Speedwell lawn weed   Germander Speedwell

Greater Plantain
Plantago major


Ribwort Plantain
Plantago lanceolata


Bucks-horn Plantain
Plantago coronpous


Prunella vulgaris

Greater Plantain lawn weed   Ribwort Plantain lawn weed   Starweed - Buckshorn Plantain lawn weed   Selfheal lawn weed

Taraxacum officianale


Cats Ear
Hypochaeris radicata


Autumn Hawkbit
Leontodon autumnalis


Smooth Hawksbeard
Crepis capillaris

Dandelion lawn weed   Cats Ear lawn weed   Autumn hawkbit lawn weed   Smooth Hawksbeard lawn weed

Bristly Ox-Tongue
Picris echioides


Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus repens


Bulbous Buttercup
Ranunculus Bulbosus


Ranunculus acris

Bristly Ox-Tongue lawn weed   Creeping Buttercup lawn weed   Bulbous Buttercup lawn weed   Crowfoot - Meadow Buttercup lawn weed

Lesser Celandine
Ranunculus ficaria


Mouse-ear Chickweed
Cerastium vulgatum


Common Chickweed
Stellaria media


Achillea millefolium

Lesser Celandine lawn weed   Mouse-ear Chickweed lawn weed   Common Chickweed lawn weed   Yarrow lawn weed

Creeping Cinquefoil
Potentilla reptans


Potentilla anserina


Parsley Piert
Aphanes arvensis


Polygonum aviculare

Creeping Cinquefoil lawn weed   Silverweed lawn weed   Parsley Piert lawn weed   Knotgrass lawn weed

Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex obtisifolius


Common Sorrel
Rumex acetosa


Common Ragwort
Senecio jacobea


Ground Ivy
Glechoma hederacea

Dock lawn weed   Common Sorrel lawn weed   Ragwort lawn weed   Ground Ivy lawn weed








Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis


Doves-foot Cranesbill
Geranium molle


Creeping Thistle
Circium arvense


Equesetum arvense

Scarlet Pimpernel   Doves-foot Cranesbill lawn weed   Creeping Thistle   Horsetail


Moss in the lawn            

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