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AHRAHR Posts: 361

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Plant ID please 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    is it a bit rough/prickly to touch?



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    Yes- not flowered 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

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



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,941

    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.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    Lovely 

    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 Posts: 27,415

    I'll stick with the VB.image 



    In the sticks near Peterborough
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