Clover. It is nitrogen fixing, which means where clover grows the ground becomes more fertile.
Clover in your lawn is actually a good thing, makes the grass healthier without needing as much fertilizer. In the old days people used to deliberately introduce clover into their lawns until weed killers became popular and corporate America marketed clover as a weed because they couldn’t prevent their stuff from killing it too.
@OnionSoup I bought clover seeds last year. Still haven’t spread them though. Some of it is just for some dirt areas that grass doesn’t want to grow. The clover will look better than dirt. It also doesn’t grow very tall so you don’t have to mow nearly as often.
My guinea pigs love to eat clover. They would be thrilled if I filled the entire yard with clover and let them graze daily. Of course it needs to stop raining to let them out, so I just grab a few handfuls and deliver it to them.
In high school it was some ridiculously named thing like a Northern lights/Alaskan Thunderf**k hydro kush hybrid native to the sandwich bag region of some guy with a moniker like (‘diesel’’ or ‘Hollywood’ or ‘Big Johnny’)'s apartment in the sketchy part of the bad part of town.
@sillyheathen Right. This pink vetch stuff was actually planted by some long-gone neighbor, I’ve been told, and since I’m not a diligent gardener, it’s really gone crazy in my yard. The bees like it, at least!
@Kyeh I have the same problem with lemon balm and salad burnet. Granted the SB is my fault because I plant all the culinary herbs but it spreads like crazy. Also oregano and euphorbia. There are worse volunteers though so I can’t complain too terribly.
@Kyeh@sillyheathen In this area (I’m downriver from Portland), the trick to gardening is not getting what you want to grow, it’s getting all the things you don’t want to not grow so the things you want have a chance. I call it “morbidly fecund”.