General Information: Doves-foot cranesbill is an
annual weed that prefers dry soils and is common on lawns throughout the UK.
Leaf: The leaves of doves-foot cranesbill are rounded in shape, slightly hairy
and consists of 5-7 individual lobes.
Flower: Cranesbill flowers from April to September. They can vary in colour
from light pink to purple.
Preferred habitat: Doves-Foot Cranesbill can be found in a variety of soil
types but prefers free draining soils that are low in nutrients.
Control: Hand weeding may be practical if there are only a few plants. For a
large infestation a selective herbicide will have to be used. Use a selective weed killer
containing a mixture of Dicamba and Mecoprop, a repeat application about 6 weeks later will almost
be certainly be needed to effectively control this weed.
|Please click to enlarge the Doves-foot Cranesbill
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