Weeds

WEEDS

Daisy ” Bellis Perennis “

daisy weed
Daisy ” Bellis Perennis “

Daisy is a white petalled pretty flower with a round yellow in centre. It produces the mats of foliage, and it is classified as weed grows on open big land and making its colony and occupied the whole land if not controlled.

Most of homeowners and gardeners don’t like this weed because it spreads very quickly. so, in this case, this weed must be  removed immediately when seen in your lawn otherwise it could become troublesome.

Well, like other people I also I used to believe that Daisy is a weed but, in fact, in reality it is not a weed, it is a plant  Because, I have investigated and noticed that the real weeds can very easily be removed from the ground. Although they multiply rapidly like Daisy and Dendelion but their roots are not strong enough to hold the plant firmly in the ground. We can just pull them out from the ground without digging or do not have to dig deep.

Everyone has different views about Daisy, some say good thing about it and some say bad thing about it, also I had same types of views but, since I have learnt the fact I started liking it and it does not bother me anymore if it is in my garden.

This plant ” Daisy ” classifies as Weed because of its characteristic as wrong plant grows at wrong place. Growing fast, and taking over all the space, doesn’t make plant a weed, and if any cultivated plants dies in presence of Daisy in the lawn that also doesn’t mean the Daisy caused it to die. It could be a bug  who does it or it has not been properly looked after or a weather condition. So, if any of your plant dies in presence of Daisy, this seems like that it is at wrong place at wrong time. My lawn is full of Daisy and also Dendelion but my all types of  plants are very healthy. And I have noticed that the only things effect my plants  are plants bugs, plant diseases like black spot fungus or the weather condition, otherwise they are very healthy, giving lots of fruits and flowers. In my house, Daisies are only effecting the lawn because they took lot of space in our lawn which left less grass. And that is the only annoying thing it does. Anyway, I remove some daisies whenever I go in our garden, just to keep it minimum.

However, apart from its pretty innocent looking little flower, there are in fact also good things about Daisy. It is eatable and also used for many types of herbal medicines. It is also the source of nectar for Bees. So, for the sake of Bees, I do not completely get rid of them.


Dendelion ” Taraxacum officinale “

Dendelion Taraxacum Officinale
Dendelion ” Taraxacum Officinale “

This is a Perennial weed and grows on lawn, borders and hard surfaces. it has a bright yellow and orange flower and this flower head matures into spherical seeds which is called a ‘ clock ‘ seadheads and also known as blowballs and it caontains many single fluffy seeds.It spreads so fast like Daisy, and difficult to eliminate. This weed is very quick to flower and produces the large number of wind borne seeds which drifts long distance by wind. It has long tap root which grows deep and awkwardly. Its roots fracture very easily if it is not carefully removed, This weed must be completely removed because, it can regrow if the part of its broken root left in the ground.

Because of its awkwardly positioned and deeply grown tap roots It may become a difficult task to completely remove. This weed is hard to control once established, so as soon as it appears quickly dig this weed out and do not leave it until the flower to grow and produce its seeds.

While dendelion is considered a weed but, it is also eatable. It can be eaten as raw or cooked such as you can make its soup or eat raw as a salad. As I understood by someone who ate it, it is like spinach but bitter. This weed also used for making herbal medicines because it contains lots of vitamins. I have never tasted it and never will rather I eat spinach because its taste better.

This plant considered undesirable by every gardener, farmers and residential because it always grows wrong place such as garden, lawns, field farms, footpath, driveways.

Therefore, this weed in such circumstances not a weed when it is wanted to be eaten, making herbal medicines or using as a remedies. However, another species is the same weed might be dangerous that it could be poisonous to human and harmful to cultivated plants.


Ribwort Plantain ” Plantago Lanceolatal “

Ribwort Plantain weed
Ribwort Plantain ” Plantago Lanceolatal “

This weed commonly known as Ribwort Plantain and also Narrowleaf Plantain. It grows on Lawns, roadsides, agricultural lands, cultivated grounds and also driveways. It attracts wild life and pollinated by wind, flies and Beatles. It is also an important food source for Caterpillars of many species of butterflies. This weed also spread fast, makes its colony and become cumbersome to remove. It’s roots also grows deep and are long mess of roots and hard to remove. Its roots are 13.6 inches and 34.5 cm long.

Ridwort Plantain roots measured
Ridwort Plantain roots

This weed is in fact a plant like Daisy and Dandelion. I learnt that its leaves and seeds are edible to eat as raw or cooked. But, I never tested it and never will, I rather eat vegetables instead which taste better and I know that the vegetables cause no harm. I also learnt that this plant can also be used for making medicines.

This plant is a perennial growing plant and it is classified as weed because it grows wrong place where we don’t want it.

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