It is a genus of plants in the Plantaginaceae. It includes several species of plants known commonly as cancerworts or fluellins. They are mostly native to Europe
Perennial; stems 20-70 cm, numerous, procumbent, rooting, glandular-villous. Leaves villous, the lower broadly ovate, the middle and upper ovate-hastate to lanceolate-sagittate; petiole not more than half as long as lamina. Pedicels up to 3 cm in flower, filiform, glabrous, patent. Calyx 4-5 mm; lobes linear-lanceolate, very acute, hispid. Corolla 11-15 mm, whitish, with bluish-violet upper lip, yellow lower lip and purple-spotted palate; spur strongly curved. Capsule 2.5-4 mm, globose; wall rather thick and rigid. Seeds 0.75-1 mm, tuberculate.
This plant is useful.
How to get rid of:
The main way to get rid of weeds is mechanical. It is not so much about weeding after planting as about removing old roots.