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B3B3 Posts: 21,471

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Ignore flowers.  Deadheads chucked  in the flowerbed image

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This is a stem. Flat  on  one  side. 

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In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Echinacea?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,471

    I don't think so Bob. The leaves on Echinacea look pointer. I did plant Echinacea there once, but it was probably about ten years ago and it died without doing much if I remember right

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    The leaves do vary - my echinacea leaves aren't serrated but many are, for example.  Other possibilities are one of the other large daisy family species, such as rudbeckia.  All I know is that they all get slugged! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,471

    Looking a bit 'ventilated' alreadyimage

    I'll wait and see what it is but it's growing fast and healthy which makes me suspect that it might be a weed. There is a rudebeckia beside it. You can see the leaves in the second pic. and there's an angelica in its first year nearby too..

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,636

    The plant could be Heliopsis Helianthoides, the false sunflower. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,471

    The leaves do look a bit sunflowerish, don't they?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,636

    It's hard to tell right now, especially if you don't have any new buds. These plants can grow very easily if the conditions suit.

    Last edited: 18 August 2017 16:46:03

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