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sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

I have a couple of these growing in a south facing bed , can anyone please tell me what they are imageimageimage

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,631

    Looks like Linaria Purpurea, toadflax.

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,311

    I was wondering if it could be Canadian Fleabane, I had some ID'd for me the other year...

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,505

    I thought toadflax too at first, I have lots in my garden, but mine finished flowering a few weeks ago and the leaves are more grey/silvery - so not sure

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  • sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

    Thank you for these ideas , not sure if it is either of these though as there seems to be buds just at the top of the stems . Any other suggestions please ? Worried that it is just a huge weed taking up quite a bit of space !

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,631

    What kind of buds? Are they rounded or thin tapering ones? Canadian Fleabane is a possibility. I guess it will be white creamy looking buds if it is.

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    My linaria is still flowering up here in Scotland so may be a linaria of some description. 

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    I was thinking linaria too.  Like hogweed, mine is still flowering in Manchester.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,505

    Was just looking out of my kitchen window and noticed my neighbour has a patch of goldenrod that looks similar

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  • sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

    Thanks again everyone , Pete8  I think you may have it , after looking at some pictures it is very similar , thank you. Think i will dig it up as not keen on the flowers . I will give it a week in case it flowers soon and turns into the plant of my dreams ! Certainly wouldn't have planted it so wonder how it got into my garden , birds do you think ? 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,505

    My neighbour's was delivered by the birds (as was most of her garden...). She's has patches of it here and there there for as long as I can remember.
    It's quite a focal point when in flower, but a drop of rain and they're all flopped over.
    As it's almost in flower, wait to see first - it'll only be another week or two

    Last edited: 11 July 2017 08:26:03

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