weed identification help

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Grubbypaws

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weed identification help
« on: May 09, 2018, 14:02 »
What is the name of this weed? It spreads by long white underground tendrils and has a purple flowers in summer.

It has invaded my garden and I am at a loss what to do! I have tried teasing it out where it is amongst my flower beds but it has taken over square meters of lawn.

Help!!
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Re: weed identification help
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 16:54 »
It looks like a vetch, which is in the pea family. On the plus side, it captures Nitrogen from the air and stores it in a form useable to plants in its roots, which become available when the plant dies.

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Re: weed identification help
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 08:40 »
it captures Nitrogen from the air and stores it in a form useable to plants in its roots, which become available when the plant dies.

So the question is how do I make it die?

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Re: weed identification help
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 12:38 »
  :unsure: or should I welcome it in my lawn providing food for the bumblebees?



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