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What plant is this please?

Hi

Can anyone identify this plant for me? I’m hoping it’s not a weed but thought I noticed a lot of the same leaves in a hedgerow near my house. 

Thanks in advance

Lilly
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  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 996
    edited April 2018
    It’s cow parsley (or possibly wild carrot) A weed for some, desirable umbellifers for others. I love them 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    Cow Parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Jellyfire said:
    A weed for some, desirable umbellifers for others. I love them 
    Us too! There's a purple-leaved form, 'Ravenswing', which looks even better, though it needs full sun to keep its colour.
  • Thanks!
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 996
    I’ve got a couple of ravenswing, but I love the native ones as much, few finer sights than a woodland full of them bobbing in the wind 
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,427
    Insects love them too.   :)
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    A customer gave me some seeds of (in my opinion) one of the best umbellifers around :- Smyrnium olusatrum (Alexanders) . Its glistening foliage and nodding yellowish heads are superb .
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 996
    That does look rather nice 
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    We've got wild angelica (Angelica sylvestris) growing everywhere in our new garden and we rather like that, especially when the umbels are just coming out of the pods.

  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Paul B3 said:
    A customer gave me some seeds of (in my opinion) one of the best umbellifers around :- Smyrnium olusatrum (Alexanders) . Its glistening foliage and nodding yellowish heads are superb .
    Do they come easily from seed? Might try some if so!
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