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something I don't think I planted

nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

Does anyone recognise this? The leaves are very soft, furry and almost sticky to touch. A rather pungent smell but not strong. Could be from bird seed but could be from anywhere.

At first glance I thought nicotiana but it's too stiff in stalk and has opposite leaves

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In the sticks near Peterborough
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,876

    no idea, sorry.

    Devon.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    image What're you asking us for?!?!?!??

    Is this a test?

    Look like some sort of big long poinsettia leaves to me but what would I know. image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,853

    I have phlox and monarda with leaves that look like that, but the phlox doesn't smell and I'm sure you would know if it was either of those. Maybe wait for a flower?

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,315

    Looks willowherby to me - possibly hoary willowherb?
    We generally rely on you to when it comes to weird stuff popping up in the garden ;)


    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    yeah, sorry folks. I have no idea. I've got it on a Facebook group as well and it's been shared to another. Trouble is, its most distinctive features are feel and smell, neither of which I can get across on t'interweb.



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,935

    image

    Have a look at Salvia hispanica  and see what you think   ... chia seeds, sometimes in birdseed. 

    http://www.chia-zaden.be/salvia-hispanica/wikipedia/index.php 


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    Thanks Dove, I've looked at the photos and I don't think it's that. image



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,935

    It was a bit of a long shot ... 


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431
    Dovefromabove says:

    It was a bit of a long shot ... 

    See original post

     All suggestions gratefully received and checked out Dove.

    Nothing from any of my other lines of enquiry except Guizotia (nyger) which it doesn't look like to me from pics. I've never had it germinate in the past



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,935

    You'll have to wait and see if it flowers image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





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