I have a couple of these growing in a south facing bed , can anyone please tell me what they are
Looks like Linaria Purpurea, toadflax.
I was wondering if it could be Canadian Fleabane, I had some ID'd for me the other year...
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
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 !
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.
My linaria is still flowering up here in Scotland so may be a linaria of some description.
I was thinking linaria too. Like hogweed, mine is still flowering in Manchester.
Was just looking out of my kitchen window and noticed my neighbour has a patch of goldenrod that looks similar
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 ?
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
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