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
A herb that grows along the ground in dry farmlands and neglected places. It is recognised because it has round leaves, with a heart-shaped base, covered in glandous hairs that are sticky and viscous to the touch. The flowers are whitish with a lilac upper lip. It flowers during summer. It can be found in the same environments as Linaria spuria, but this is not viscous to the touch and moreover it has yellow flowers.
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.