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Two plants without names.  No-one could identify them previously, but now they both have flowers perhaps they will be easier to identify?  The first is about 5 foot tall, but with feeble little pink flowers, the second is approx 18 inches tall with just the one flower spike.imageimage

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  • Pic 1 Rosebay Willow herb (Chamaenerion angustifolium).

    Last edited: 29 June 2017 21:00:34

  • Pic 2 possibly Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 596
    Bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey   
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904

    Picture 1 Epilobium angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb) Rapidly spreading weed .

    Picture 2 Liatris spicata (Kansas gayfeather) Moisture loving garden plant . (White form available too).

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,110

    If you don't want your entire garden filled with rosebay forever, catch it before it releases clouds of fluffy seeds

    2 Isn't purple loostrife I've got clumps of it here and there

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904

    PS . Nice Echium in picture 1 !!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    i would have said that Willowherb was Epilobium hirsutum, Great or Hairy Willowherb

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904

    Great or not so great , still a pain in the a**e !

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160
    Paul B3 says:

    Great or not so great , still a pain in the a**e !

    See original post

     But I'm a plant pedant Paul image

    Rosebay Willowherb

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,110

    There's a strip of them about 50ft wide in front of willows where I walk with my dog - they look stunning - in the right place

    e.g. nut's garden :)

    Last edited: 29 June 2017 21:41:48

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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