Lawn Weed I cannot identify

Googled until my eyeballs are popping but cannot identify and therefore eradicate safely.
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On 7/23/2012 11:07 AM, HerbyPeter wrote:

Looks like chickweed to me. See
http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/attachments/rabbits/29056d1340384953t-its-forage-friday-chickweed2.jpg
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/weedspeciespage/mouseear_chickweed/field_chickweed_vs_mouseear.html
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HellT;965384 Wrote: >

If you look at the leaves on my unknown weed they don't show any signs of being furry/hairy.
Also the flowers are never white, always a purply black and they don't open up as 'normal' flowers.
It never grows higher than an inch or so.
Although it shares some properties with chickweed there aren't enough to convince me it's the same plant.
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On Jul 25, 11:45 am, HerbyPeter

If it's in a bed, spray it with glyphosate If it's in turf, spray it with a broadleaf herbicide.
No fuss, no muss. If everyone had to specifically identify every weed, there would be a lot of weeds and a lot of frustrated folks.
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' snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net[_2_ Wrote: > ;965448']On Jul 25, 11:45*am,

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On 7/25/2012 11:45 AM, HerbyPeter wrote:

Whatever it is, it should respond to a broad leaf weed killer. I keep a discarded shower spray bottle full of weed killer mix to zap occasional weeds I can't identify.
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Frank;965553 Wrote: > Whatever it is, it should respond to a broad leaf weed killer.

I have some concerns about potential damage to the grass.
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On Friday, July 27, 2012 3:53:47 AM UTC-4, HerbyPeter wrote:

Using Kmart store brand Broadleaf Weed Killer. I think the Ortho product may be Weed-B-Gone Max. Ingredients are the same. What ever broad leaf weed killer sold in your area should be safe for your turf. They usually contain 2,4D. With products like Weed-B-Gone Max you can google up the label and check it.
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Frank;965584 Wrote: > On Friday, July 27, 2012 3:53:47 AM UTC-4, Using Kmart store brand > Broadleaf Weed Killer. I think the Ortho product may be Weed-B-Gone > Max. Ingredients are the same. What ever broad leaf weed killer sold in > your area should be safe for your turf. They usually contain 2,4D. With > products like Weed-B-Gone Max you can google up the label and check it.
Ah. I guess you're on the other side of the pond, Frank. Anyway, I'm listening to your advice and found seven which may be suitable so far.
Come back with my findings.
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On Friday, July 27, 2012 12:53:49 PM UTC-4, HerbyPeter wrote:

Yes, I'm in US state of Delaware. The Ortho label lists grasses that the herbicide should not be used on and sometimes gives higher dilution needed for sensitive grasses. In US there are cold season and hot season grasses. I don't knw what the UK grasses are. The old 2,4D is good on most broadleaf weeds but I have problem with ground ivy best treated with their Max product. Ortho is also very good on the phone. I called them a while back about a problem I have with Japanese stilt weed and nothing they have will touch it.
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Frank;965611 Wrote: > Yes, I'm in US state of Delaware. The Ortho label lists grasses that > the herbicide should not be used on and sometimes gives higher dilution > needed for sensitive grasses. In US there are cold season and hot season > grasses. I don't knw what the UK grasses are. The old 2,4D is good on > most broadleaf weeds but I have problem with ground ivy best treated > with their Max product.O.K. Found it!
Prunella vulgaris / Selfheal/ All Heal
Got a larger sample from a neighbour's lawn:
(see attached)
Thanks guys for your suggestions. The answer seems to be Vitax Lawn Clear.
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