Veronica lawn - Veronica filiformis

6 posts / 0 new
Last post
Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15
Veronica lawn - Veronica filiformis

My lawn consists of many plants and grass is the rarest!
In May Veronica filiformis takes command and bloom all over the place. (Ignore tha dandelion!).

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

Hoy wrote:

My lawn consists of many plants and grass is the rarest!
In May Veronica filiformis takes command and bloom all over the place. (Ignore tha dandelion!).

Trond, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) maintains an "Invasive and Noxious Weeds" list; Veronica filiformis is on it along with 5 other Veronica species.  In the last 10 years, a tiny weedy veronica has invaded my lawn and the garden, still trying to figure out which of the 6 noxious weedy non-native veronicas it is.  While the plants are minuscule initially, they can flower and seed while incredibly tiny, although they do get bigger and completely carpet the ground and plant beds if they're not weeded out.
http://plants.usda.gov/java/invasiveOne

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

McDonough wrote:

Trond, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) maintains an "Invasive and Noxious Weeds" list; Veronica filiformis is on it along with 5 other Veronica species.  In the last 10 years, a tiny weedy veronica has invaded my lawn and the garden, still trying to figure out which of the 6 noxious weedy non-native veronicas it is.  While the plants are minuscule initially, they can flower and seed while incredibly tiny, although they do get bigger and completely carpet the ground and plant beds if they're not weeded out.
http://plants.usda.gov/java/invasiveOne

OK, Mark, I won't send you any. They are not "black listed" here as far as I know (the "Canadian golden rod" is!) but invasive in lawns here at the coast. Anyway I like it! My lawn is little grass and lots of other plants. I never feed the lawn as I am away 1-2 months in summer and nobody cuts the grass.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

I don't think anyone would complain about this one in the lawn.  :)

Veronica bombycina ssp. bolkardaghensis

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

Skulski wrote:

I don't think anyone would complain about this one in the lawn.   :)

Veronica bombycina ssp. bolkardaghensis

Yes, they hadn't dared to tread on it!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

Looks like it would be pretty soft on my bare feet, though . . .
(a purely imaginary musing)

Cool stuff, Lori.  Looks like it would be pretty cool on my bare feet, too. ;D

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Log in or register to post comments