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AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361


Plant ID please 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

    is it a bit rough/prickly to touch?

  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361

    Yes- not flowered 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

    looks rather like Echium vulgare, Viper's Bugloss. Biennial, will flower next year if that's what it is.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027

    I think you are right Nut.

    I was looking at, thinking, I have got that, but could not remember what it was.

    Covered in flowers at the moment, so no leaves visible.

    A real bee magnet.

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361


    i was thinking the leaves looked like a gazania but hasn't flowered so wasn't sure.

    Glad I asked as the  echium vulgare looks good.

    its in my parents garden and they were going to rip it out thinking it was a "weed"

    thank you

  • Was thinking it could be a Helminthotheca echioides - Prickly/Bristly Oxtongue. They have strange and varied numbers of leaves and shape combos.

    Would be interesting to see if it flowers this year.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

    I'll stick with the VB.image 

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