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Is this plant dangerous?

T18T18 Posts: 2

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Hello!

I have this plant growing all over my garden. I have no idea what it is but some visitors think it might be dangerous. Would love if someone could help me identify it! Thanks in advance!!

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,144

    DANDELION?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • T18T18 Posts: 2

    No doesn't seem to be.

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    Sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) ?

  • GuybrushGuybrush Posts: 172

    Dangerous? If you mean like a Triffid, I think their leaves a slightly different lol.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,638

    Dangerous ? You've got some weird visitors.

    Ask them for an explanation on these dangers and let us know what they say. 

    Devon.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,144

    DANDELION COMES FROM THE FRENCH "DENTS DE LIONS"  OR LIONS' TEETH. THE SHAPE OF THE LEAVES AND ALL THAT.

    THEY ARE A BIT DANGEROUS IF YOU GET TOO CLOSE.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,449

    I think it's one of the several Sonchus  ... sow thistle ... not dangerous ... another of the plants I used to pick by the arm full  for pet rabbits, goats and the pigs on the farm  when I was a child.

    The leaves don't look quite the right colour for the Sonchus oleraceus - the Common Sowthistle ... they have a sort of glaucus tinge, but ere are a few other varieties, plus hybrids between them ... however none of them are dangerous image

    Send us a photo of it when it's in flower and we'll be able to confirm whether it's a dandelion or a sow thistle ...... and then, f you don't keep pet rabbits and goats, you can pull them up before the seeds ripen and drift across your neighbours' gardens and you rapidly lose popularity image

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,144

    IT STILL JUST LOOKS LIKE AN OLD DERBYSHIRE DANDELION TO ME.image

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,449

    You've certainly got a beauty there Pansy image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,449

    The reason I don't think it's a dandelion is because, if you look at the centre top of the picture, there's an upright stem with leaves growing from it. It looks to me as if that's going to produce a flower 'spike' .Dandelions don't do that . image

    Last edited: 06 July 2017 08:04:54

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