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Recently my parents reclaimed some over grown land, an edge of a field. After cutting back black thorn and raking the soil some very large, almost rhubarb like plants, have emerged. They've grown rapidly, wondering what they imagemay be? image

Last edited: 04 August 2017 20:38:33

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,167

    IT'S CALLED HIMALAYAN BALSAM AND WHEN THE SEEDS ARE RIPE THEY WON'T HALF GIVE YOU A SURPRISE.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • They are annuals so they are easy to remove - just pull them out by the roots before they go to seed.

  • You can search Google using any image you want to identify flowers or plants.  To do this, go https://images.google.com and in the search bar you will see a little camera icon.  You can upload an image or, copy the URL of the image you posted here (right click on the image -> Copy Image Address if using Chrome).  The results will give you lots of similar images that you can hopefully use to identify your flowers.

    Hope this helps!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    I think we've got your point meanwhileinhell. 

    Had you noticed that all those plants have been IDd by real people while you're banging on about 'features'

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Yes it is a triffid. Himalayan Balsam is a very invasive, non-native which causes huge problems to our native flora, especially along riverbanks. Get rid before it sets seed!

  • What exactly is your problem nutcutlet?  Is trying to save someone some time or helping them out something that bothers you?  I've noticed none of your comments are anything helpful or relating to the question, just having a go at me.  Typical troll.

    Last edited: 04 August 2017 22:06:31

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    another one for the ignore list, Bye image

  • Isn't that a tragedy.

  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 730

    I look at all the ID request posts to increase my knowledge and to save me time in the future. Having read this one, I'll be able to recognise Himalayan Balsam when I see it and get rid of it immediately rather than take and post a picture on here and I think matching my picture to google images would take me even longer. Just saying....... image

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,537

    I think we could all find the information we require on Google if we wanted to but it's nice to have human contact -so to speakimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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