What is this ground cover? Is it invasive? Should I let it do its thing?
The plant in picture is commonly known as Self-heal, Heal-all and its scientific name is Prunella vulgaris
There are two sub types of this plant:
- Prunella vulgaris (subspecies lanceolata): Native type with narrow leaves and upright growth and
- Prunella vulgaris (ssp vulgaris): Non-native, introduced from Eurasia with wider leaves and plants grow closer to the ground. The one in your lawn resembles the non-native type description.
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