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                                                                  Weeds and wild plants in the garden.

What is a weed? It is a wild plant that bother you, because it grows and reproduces aggressively. Often the plant may stay on the places in the garden, where they don't bother other plants. I also can enjoy of these plants. There are a number of species which are very popular in insects. Nettle is a host of different caterpillars of beautiful butterflies.
Some wild plants have their own place in the garden and are listed in the page "
summer bloomers". Sometimes it was difficult for me to choose on which page I would place the plant.
It is only a beginning. Next year I will take more photos.

They are arranged alphabetically by Latin name.

Look-zonder-look (Alliaria petiolata of Alliaria officinalis) look-zonder-look-3-29-4-09.jpg (74366 bytes)  Garlic mustard,  Jack-by-the-hedge, Garlic Root, Hedge Garlic, Sauce-alone, Jack-in-the-bush, Penny Hedge, Poor Man's Mustard (Alliaria petiolata or Alliaria officinalis). Mustard family (Brassicaceae). 
A species with many names. When you crush the leaves, they smell like garlic, but it is not related to garlic. (glucoside sinigrine) The flowers are visited by bees and hover flies. Plants are often found growing along the edge of  forests. In our garden they grow very well. On a few places I let them grow. It is the host of the caterpillar of the orange tip.        
look-zonder-look-1-29-4-09.jpg (193830 bytes) Kitchen Herb.  
A herbaceous biennial plant (sometimes an annual plant). 
Bloom time: April to June.
Europe and West Asia. Introduced in North Americas as a culinary herb. It is an invasive species now.
Common Ragweed, Annual ragweed, Bitterweed, Blackweed, Hay Fever Weed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)  Common Ragweed, Annual ragweed, Bitterweed, Blackweed, Hay Fever Weed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) Common Ragweed, Annual ragweed, Bitterweed, Blackweed, Hay Fever Weed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia). Family compositae (Asteraceae). 

Sun, moderately rich to rich soil. Flowering Time: IX - X.
An annual plant native plants in the Netherlands. The plant is unisexual.
It is a major cause of hay fever. Because it blooms late, the period that people suffer will be longer. There are two other species in the Netherlands. Namely Cuman ragweed, Perennial ragweed or Western ragweed  (Ambrosia psilostachya) and Buffalo Weed, Great Ragweed, Giant Ragweed, Bitterweed (Ambrosia trifida) It is recommended  to remove the plant from the garden before it gets seeds.
The seeds are also found in birdseed. Probably we have got the plant in our garden by birdseed.
Height 20 to 150 cm.
Native to North America. Photo 8-9-2010.                        
madeliefje-7-10-5-09.jpg (103888 bytes) madeliefje-18-4-09.jpg (151021 bytes) Daisy, Common Daisy, Lawn Daisy (Bellis perennis). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. 


In the garden you see them mostly in the lawn. White flowers. The low leaf rosettes escape the lawnmower. The Daisy has short creeping rhizomes.
 
Native to Europe and southwest Asia. Naturalized in North America and South America

 

Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, or Rutland beauty (Calystegia sepium) Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, or Rutland beauty (Calystegia sepium). Family Convolvulaceae. Bloom time: Vl - lX. It is  gardenweed. It twines around the garden plants. But the flowers are beautiful, so at some places I let it grow. It can reach a height of 3 m. It is difficult to remove because of the system of branched rhizomes.  It prefers moist soil and grows towards the sun. A Species with a subcosmopolitan distribution.
Wavy Bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa). Mustards, crucifers or cabbage family. (Cruciferae or Brassicaceae). Wavy Bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa). Mustards, crucifers or cabbage family. (Cruciferae or Brassicaceae). Wavy Bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa). Mustards, crucifers or cabbage family. (Cruciferae or Brassicaceae). Annual . Bloomtime  IV - VIII.

It is a plant with a basal rosette, pinnate leaves and small white flowers. 
Resembles Hairy Bitter cress (Cardamine hirsuta). A difference is, that the seed-pods are a little higher or as high as the flowers. (Hairy Bitter cress: lower) It likes wet, rich soil. In my garden it grows in pots with plants on the terrace and on open spots in the garden. It's not very weedy in our garden.
Height 5 - 40 cm.
Photos 12-4-2012.  Europe, Asia, North-America.
Stinkende Gouwe (Chelidonium majus) stinkende-gouwe-30-4-09.jpg (348151 bytes) Greater celandine, tetterwort, swallow wort,  felonwort. (Chelidonium majus). Family Papaveraceae.

An orange yellow latex contains alkaloids. It was used against warts. (For me it was not a success) Today is also used in medicines. A perennial plant. The seeds  possess an elaiosome, which attracts ants to disperse the seeds.  Under some shrubs, they may stay in the garden.  They grow very well. I have taken a photo. On other places I remove the plants. The thick rhizome is difficult to remove.  
Most of Europe and in Central and North Asia. 
Bloom time: May-autumn.

Lamb's quarters, melde, white goosefoot (Chenopodium album). Subfamily Chenopodioideae. Amaranth family (Amaranthaceae). Lamb's quarters, melde, white goosefoot (Chenopodium album). Subfamily Chenopodioideae. Amaranth family (Amaranthaceae).   Lamb's quarters, melde, white goosefoot (Chenopodium album). Subfamily Chenopodioideae. Amaranth family (Amaranthaceae). Annual. Bloomtime  VI - X.

The shape of the leaves is variable: Oblong, oval, diamond-shaped with a smooth or toothed edge. The leaves are green, but they look grey green because of whitish crystals. Clusters of small flowers. The seeds (nuts) contain oil and were used for making bread. The leaves taste like spinach, but contain more oxalic acid so you can't eat too much.  
It grows well in rich soil. In our garden is not a problem. You can easily pull it out.
Height 15 - 150 cm.
Photos 15-8-2013, 16-8-2013.  Native to Europe, Middle Asia. But now all over the world.
Enchanter's nightshade (Circaea lutetiana). Willowherb family, evening primrose family (Onagraceae). Enchanter's nightshade (Circaea lutetiana). Willowherb family, evening primrose family (Onagraceae). Enchanter's nightshade ( Circaea lutetiana). Willowherb family, evening primrose family (Onagraceae). A perennial. Bloomtime IV - X.

In winter the plant dies down to the rhizome. Small but beautiful white flowers. The fruits have curved hairs, so they stay stuck to the fur of animals.  
A woodland plant that I saw in the garden in 2014 under a shrub for the first time. 
Height 20-60 cm. 
Photos 26-7-2014. Native to Europe, Asia.

 

Field Horsetail or Common Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Family  horsetails (Equisetaceae). Field Horsetail or Common Horsetail (Equisetum arvense). Family horsetails (Equisetaceae). A perennial
Like ferns horsetails (Equisetaceae) reproduce with spores. It lacks flowers. In spring there appear  fertile, light brown, cone-bearing stems. They are unbranched. Sterile stems start to grow after the fertile stems have wilted. (after about two weeks) The stem has whorls of long branches, with rounded ridges.
Every year there are some plants in our garden, but they don't give trouble. Because of the many ferns they don't get much light. The soil is rather dry. It prefers moist soil. 
It can be very difficult to control. You have to remove the plants before they have spores.  But the reproduction also is by the roots. The roots are tuber-bearing and rhizomatous. 
It is toxic to some plants and animals. (e.g. grasses and horses)
Europe, China, Japan, North America, New Zealand.
Small Horsetail, dwarf scouringrush (Equisetum scirpoides) Small Horsetail, dwarf scouringrush (Equisetum scirpoides). Origin: North America. I put it on this page, though I bought it. I have many regrets. I had planted the horsetail near the pond. But in short time, it had spread to other parts of the garden and formed a dense mat. The roots are tiny, fibrous rhizomes that are impossible to pull out completely. In the (small) rock garden I had to remove all stones to get rid of it.
The garden centers should place a warning because of its invasiveness.
The bigger member of the family Rough Horsetail, Scouring Rush (Equisetum hyemale) (80 to 100 cm) gives no problems in our garden.                     
                      Small Horsetail, dwarf scouringrush (Equisetum scirpoides)  Small Horsetail, dwarf scouringrush (Equisetum scirpoides)
Common Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit) Common Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit) Common Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit). Mint family (Lamiaceae, Labiatae). Bloom time: VII - X.

The plant has white or pink flowers marked with dark blotches on the lower lip. The stems have bristly hairs. The leaves resemble those of a nettle.
On moist to rather dry, nitrogen-rich soil. In forests, along roads and water sides, but also in grain fields. ( the farmers are not happy.) Sun, half shade.

I 've read, Lacewing like to lay their eggs on Common Hemp-nettle. 
Native to Europe and Asia. But from 1800 also in North America.

Cleavers, Clivers, Goosegrass, Stickywilly, Stickyweed, Stickyleaf, Catchweed, Robin-run-the-hedge and Coachweed. (Galium aparine) Cleavers, Clivers, Goosegrass, Stickywilly, Stickyweed, Stickyleaf, Catchweed, Robin-run-the-hedge and Coachweed. (Galium aparine) Cleavers, CliversGoosegrassStickywilly, StickyweedStickyleafCatchweedRobin-run-the-hedge and Coachweed (Galium aparine). Family Rubiaceae. An annual plant. Bloom time V - X.

Small white flowers. (2 mm) fruits, The small fruits have like the plant hooked hairs. They cling to animal to disperse.  The hooked hairs on the square, weak stems and leaves of the plant cling to other plants like hedgerows. They use them for support and climb to reach sunlight. It is a fast-growing plant. I pull them up as much as possible.  
Both sun and shade. The plant likes fertile, moist soil. 
Native to North America and Eurasia. 
Herb Robert, Red Robin, Robert Geranium (Geranium robertianum) Herb Robert, Red Robin, Robert Geranium (Geranium robertianum) Herb Robert, Red Robin, Robert Geranium (Geranium robertianum). Family Geraniaceae. Bloom time V - IX  An annual or biennial plant.

A nice plant which can grow properly. The plants are easy to remove. They may stay on some shady spots in the garden.
On a dry place the leaves turn red in autumn. The whole plant has an strange aroma, you always recognize. 
The name may come from St. Robert or Rupert the Archbishop of Salzburg from the 7th century. German: Ruprecht-Storch Schnabel.
It was used to halt bleeding.

Native to Europe, Asia, North America, and North Africa.

Geel nagelkruid,  gewoon nagelkruid (Geum urbanum) Geel nagelkruid,  gewoon nagelkruid (Geum urbanum) Wood Avens, Herb Bennet, Colewort, St. Benedict's her (Geum urbanum). Rose family (Rosaceae). 

These plants prefer normal nitrogen-rich soil. Height 30 to 60 cm. Bloom time: V - VIII. Perennial 
The fruits have hook shaped spines, making them caught in the fur of animals. Thus, they easily spread. In our garden it is not a difficult plant.
The root smells like cloves. The root contains eugenol. This is a disinfecting substance. They used to be dried and used to drive to fly, but they are also used to improve the taste of beer. It contains plant essential oils and tannins and bitter substances. The plant (root) was used to expel evil spirits.
Large parts of Europe and North Africa along the Mediterranean Sea.                  German: Echte Nelkenwurtz. French: Benoite commune.

Geel nagelkruid,  gewoon nagelkruid (Geum urbanum)
Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea) Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea) Mint family (Lamiaceae, Labiatae). Bloom time V -VI. Perennial and very aromatic. Shade, half shade. 
 
An evergreen creeper with stems that root at the nodes. In our garden these weedy plants are very difficult to control. The leaves of ground-ivy are a good remedy against irritation caused by stinging nettle. You have to rub them on that spot. 
Formerly it was used in the brewery. Now it is replaced by hops.
Native to Europe and Southwestern Asia. Introduced to North America.
Small Balsam, Small Flowered Touch me not (Impatiens parviflora) 
Small Balsam, Small Flowered Touch me not (Impatiens parviflora)
Small Balsam, Small Flowered Touch me not (Impatiens parviflora). Balsam family (Balsaminaceae).

Bloom time: VI - X. Height up to1 m. (in our garden are much lower)
Moist, shady places. In our garden it grows under the yew. If you look closely to the small flowers, you can see how beautiful they are.
When the capsules mature, they "explode" and send their seeds away. The plants are much easier to remove than the Himalayan Balsam.
Native to Central Asia. But now also in Europe and North America. Photo: 3-9-2010

 

White Dead-nettle, bee nettle (Lamium album) White Dead-nettle, bee nettle (Lamium album) Mint family (Lamiaceae, Labiatae). Bloom time IV - XI.  Half shade, sun. A herbaceous perennial plant.

The softly hairy leaves appear similar to those of the Stinging nettle, but thy don't have stinging glandular hairs. Hence their name "dead nettle". The seeds  possess an elaiosome, which attracts ants to disperse the seeds. Height 60 cm. Thin rootstocks with runners.
Native to Europe en Asia.
bonte-gele-dovenetel-3-20-4.jpg (287434 bytes) bonte-gele-dovenetel-4-20-4.jpg (190749 bytes) Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. argentatum). Mint family (Lamiaceae, Labiatae).

It is a subspecies of the Yellow Archangel. Argentatum points to the silver on the leaves.
Bloom time: V - VI.  Shade, half shade. Height 20 - 60 cm. It is a ground cover. It can be invasive, but it is a beautiful plant on shady spots.
Native to Eurasia
Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) Nipplewort (Lapsana communis). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Bloom time VI - X. An annual or biennial plant.

Nippleworts have many small flowerheads. A height of 120 cm is possible, but there are also smaller plants in my garden (Especially in September). 
The leaves of Nipplewort used to be eaten as a salad. The taste seems to be nutty. But I've never tried.
Native to Europe, North Africa and West Asia . Naturalized in America, Australia and New Zealand.
Ivy-leaved Toadflax, Kenilworth Ivy (Linaria cymbalaria)  Ivy-leaved Toadflax, Kenilworth Ivy (Linaria cymbalaria)  Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae). Sun, half shade. Bloom time V - IX. Perennial.
In our garden, it grows along the wall and in a wall pot. Native to the mountains of northern Italy and Yugoslavia. But now it has been naturalized over almost the whole of  Europe and parts of America, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand. (Escaped from the gardens) Sometimes you can find it at a garden nursery (in the Netherlands). The plant grows on walls and rocks, where it root in the cracks in the rocks. The creeping stems root at the nodes. The flower moves after fertilization away from the light and buries the seed between the stones. In the wall pot I like Ivy-leaved Toadflax very much.
Common yellow woodsorrel, common yellow oxalis, upright yellow-sorrel, lemon clover. sourgrass, pickle plant (Oxalis stricta, Oxalis fontana  Oxalis europaea) Common yellow woodsorrel, common yellow oxalis, upright yellow-sorrel, lemon clover. sourgrass, pickle plant (Oxalis stricta, Oxalis fontana  Oxalis europaea) Common yellow woodsorrel, common yellow oxalis, upright yellow-sorrel, lemon clover. sourgrass, pickle plant (Oxalis stricta, Oxalis fontana  Oxalis europaea). Wood sorrel family Oxalidaceae). Many names for a plant.

The plant also spreads by underground runners (rhizomes). Perennial or annual. Height 10 to 30 cm. Flowering from June to October. 
The leaves resemble those of clover. Yellow woodsorrel fold its leaves up at nigh but also when it is to is dry or cold. The oxalic acid in the leaves protects the leaves against predation
It prefers moist soil, sun, partial shade.
Native to North America. Since 17th and 18th centuries in Europe.                                 German: Aufrechter Sauerklee. French: Oxalis droit, Oxalis d'Europe.

English plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn, lamb's tongue (Plantago lanceolata). Plantain family (Plantaginaceae). English plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn, lamb's tongue (Plantago lanceolata). Plantain family (Plantaginaceae). English plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn, lamb's tongue (Plantago lanceolata). Plantain family (Plantaginaceae). Annual.  Bloomtime IV - X.

Lanset shaped leaves in a rosette. The flower spike is brown green with protruding white anthers. 
It grows well in rich soil. They grow also in poor soil, but they are smaller. I have some on the edge of the lawn. Non-toxic. Rabbits like them. 
Height 5 - 45 cm. 
Photos 10-8-2014. Native to Europe, but now spread worldwide. German: Spitzwegerich, Spießkraut, Lungenblattl, Schlangenzunge.  French: Plantain lancéolé, Plantain étroit.
Broadleaf plantain, Greater plantain (Plantago major). Plantain family (Plantaginaceae).  Broadleaf plantain, Greater plantain (Plantago major). Plantain family (Plantaginaceae).   Broadleaf plantain, Greater plantain (Plantago major). Plantain family (Plantaginaceae). Annual. Bloomtime V - XI.

Broad-elliptic or ovate leaves in a rosette. The flower spikes are green-yellow. There are two subspecies:  Plantago major subsp. major (smaller) and Plantago major subsp. intermedia (narrow leaves)
They only grow in our lawn. By mowing they remain low. They can withstand mowing. If there are too many I get them out of the lawn, which is not so easy. Non-toxic. Rabbits like them. 
Height 10 - 25 cm. Sometimes higher.
Photos 18-8-2014. Native to Europe, but now spread worldwide. German: Breitwegerich, Große Wegerich.  French: Grand plantain.
Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock, Bluntleaf Dock, Dock Leaf, Butter Dock (Rumex obtusifolius) Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock, Bluntleaf Dock, Dock Leaf, Butter Dock (Rumex obtusifolius) Broad-leaved Dock, Bitter Dock, Bluntleaf Dock, Dock Leaf, Butter Dock (Rumex obtusifolius). Knotweed family, smartweed family (Polygonaceae). Bloom time VI - IX. Perennial. Reproducing only by seed.

Moist, rich soil. Usually I get them away. That's not so easy because of the large tap-root system.
The top leaves are narrower and smaller than the bottom leaves. The large, broad leaves are oval and have a heart shaped base.
Height 80 - 150 cm. 
Native to Europe but can now also be found in the United States

 

knopig-helmkruid-4-24-6-09.jpg (230603 bytes) knopig-helmkruid-7-24-6-09.jpg (125933 bytes) Common figwort, woodland figwort, Knotted Figwort, throatwort, Carpenter's Square, Kernelwort (Scrophularia nodosa). Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae). Bloom time VII - IX. A perennial herbaceous plant. Height  about 50-90 cm.

I like them at some spots in the garden. 
It has a short, knotted rhizome. Hence the name knotted figwort. The scientific affix 'nodoso' relates also to the roots.
It prefers damp and shady places. Loamy, fertile soil. The plant has an erect, square, hairless stem with leaves in opposing positions. The small flowers are visited by wasps and bees. These flowers have green lower lips and purple upper lips.
Common figwort was  used in medicine to treat skin complaints.
Native to  Europe and Asia (to Central Asia)
Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea, Jacobaea vulgaris). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea, Jacobaea vulgaris). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Bloom time: Vll- X. 
This is a biennial weed, but it is beautiful in the garden and you can find many insects on the flowers. It starts to bloom  around St-Jacob (July 25) The alkaloids in the plant are poisonous especially to horses, but also to other animals. Normaly it is not eaten by animals, but the alkaloids remains in hay. There are no meadows near my garden and I only have two plants.
The place where it appears, is a surprise. The plant favours well-drained soils but will grow in most ground conditions. A dense grass sward provides less of an opportunity for the seeds to germinate. They are spread by the wind. 
Woodland Ragwort (Senecio sylvaticus). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Bloom time: VII - IX. Annual.  
Woodland Ragwort (Senecio sylvaticus). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Bloom time: VII - IX. Annual.
Woodland Ragwort (Senecio sylvaticus). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Bloom time: VII - IX. Annual. 

The leaves are pinnately incised. Panicles with small flower heads with short yellow ray flowers.
It grows on calcareous, dry humus-rich soil. Sun, partial shade.
Height 15 - 90 cm.
Photos 8-7-2013.  Europa, North America.
boerenwormkruid-4-3-8-09.jpg (166618 bytes) Tansy, Common Tansy, Bitter Buttons, Cow Bitter, Mugwort, Golden Buttons (Tanacetum vulgare, Chrysanthemum vulgare). Aster family (Asteraceae or Compositae). Perennial.

This plant is already for years in the front garden and I am glad it isn't invasive. Perhaps the soil is to dry. It  prefers moist to slightly dry conditions. Full or partial sun.
A plant with deeply divided leaves and yellow, button-like flowers.  Height about 40 - 150 cm. Bloom time VII - VIII.
Common tansy is a toxic plant.
Native to Europe and Asia. Introduced to other parts of the world. To the U.S. from Europe as a medicinal plant and as an ornamental plant. But it has become invasive.
Dandelion, common dandelion, lion's tooth, blowball (Taraxacum officinale) Aster family (Asteraceae or Compositae) Dandelion, common dandelion, lion's tooth, blowball (Taraxacum officinale) Aster family (Asteraceae or Compositae) Dandelion, common dandelion, lion's tooth, blowball (Taraxacum officinale). Aster family (Asteraceae or Compositae).  From half April. Perennial.

Dandelion has long, lance-shaped leaves. That's why it got in Old French the name "Dent-de-lion" (means lion's tooth).
Rabbits, horses and many other animals likes dandelions. Because of the long taproot, they are difficult to remove.  It will regenerate, when you don't remove the taproots completely. When the flowers appear, I try to remove them all out of the lawn. The leaves form a rosette can't be killed by mowing
Each flower heads consist many tiny ray flowers. There are no disk flowers. To spread in the wind, the seed has a kind of parachute.
I've read there are many species of dandelion. But they are very similar. 
Dandelion contains homeopathic  substances (bitter compounds) to improve gal and liver functioning. From the  latex rubber can be made. In the Second World War the Soviet Union made rubber extracted from a Russian dandelion. Now there are experiments again with the Russian dandelion. 

Native to Europe and Asia. Now the dandelion is naturalized all over the world (North America, southern Africa, South America, Australia etc.)

White clover (Trifolium repens) Legume family, pea family, bean family or pulse family (Leguminosae or Fabaceae) White clover (Trifolium repens). Legume family, pea family, bean family or pulse family (Leguminosae or Fabaceae). Perennial. Bloomtime   V - X.

The leaf is divided into three parts. Sometimes four. It brings luck, it is said. 
In grassland, lawns, roadsides. The clover in the picture grows with daisies in my lawn field. I do not mind. In the garden I see none. It is a creeping plant. White, fragrant flowers in rounded clusters. It can be sown as green manure for example with flax and barley. The nitrogen fixation of white clover is high.
Photo 12-6-2011 Native to Europe. But now it grows in many regions of the world.
Ivy-leaved Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia) Ivy-leaved Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia) Ivy-leaved Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia). Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae). Annual. Bloomtime III, IV.

It's a weed in the most garden. But it is for a short time
The thick and hairy leaves are ivy-shaped. The plant grows along the ground.  It has lilac or blue, tiny flowers on long stalks.

Native to Europe, North Africa and the temperate parts of Asia.

Corn Speedwell, Common Speedwell, Speedwell, Rock Speedwell, Wall Speedwell (Veronica arvensis) Corn Speedwell, Common Speedwell, Speedwell, Rock Speedwell, Wall Speedwell (Veronica arvensis) Corn Speedwell, Common Speedwell, Speedwell, Rock Speedwell, Wall Speedwell (Veronica arvensis).  Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae). Annual. Bloomtime  IV - X.

The lower leaves are round (to oblong) with rounded teeth. The leaves near the flowers are much more narrow. Small blue flowers. 
It grows well in not too heavy soil. For example in my lawn. But it is not a troublesome weed. In this picture the lawn was suffering from prolonged drought.
Height 2 - 30 cm.
Photo 25-4-2011. Native to Africa, Asia and Europe.
German: Feld-Ehrenpreis   French: Véronique des champs
Thyme-leaved speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia)  Thyme-leaved speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia)  Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae) Perennial. Bloomtime IV - X.
The creeping and rooting. stems turn upwards. White ore pale blue flowers (4 - 6 mm) sometimes with dark blue lines. The hairless leaves are rounded.
They prefer moist, fertile soil.
Height 5 - 25 cm. Photo 25-4-2011.  German: Quendel-Ehrenpreis. French: Veronique à feuilles de serpolet.

 

Photo Clematis "Miss Bateman". Summer flowering shrubs, bushes are on a subpage.

Subpage:  Summer flowering shrubs.

Photo Clematis "Miss Bateman". 

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