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nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

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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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,310

    no idea, sorry.

    Devon.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    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: 20,432

    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
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,863

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

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

    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.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,220

    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 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

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

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,220

    It was a bit of a long shot ... 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868
    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

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,220

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

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