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Hi,could anyone identify this plant for me? I set some seeds and carefully wrote labels and stuck them on the trays but they faded and fell off so I have no idea what this plant is. I've managed to identify the rest of them but unfortunately I threw the packets away when I sowed them. 


  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 223
    Looks a bit like my poached egg plant seedlings - Limnanthes douglassii.
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    If they are, they'll spread like wildfire if you let them set seed.
  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 223
    Yes, but they’re easily pulled up & I like them.
  • Thank you. Poached egg plants were one of the ones we set. 
    From memory we sowed
    poached eggs
    Livingstone daisy
    morning glory
    tomatoes and peppers. 

    I have now learnt my lesson and ive bought some proper stake labels and marker pen.
  • ThankthecatThankthecat Posts: 421
    I use black labels and a white pen - stays clear for years, even after winter rain :)
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,987
    It’s got to be those then, nothing on your list other that Poached eggs would look like that. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Janet523Janet523 Posts: 18
    I agree with poached egg plant, they look exactly like the seedlings I have growing
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Nanniemo said:
    Yes, but they’re easily pulled up & I like them.
    We liked them too, and they're great for insects, but they were taking over a (heavy clay) bed and it took two or three years to get rid of them.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    It's always the way Hazel 1. Didn't perform well at all last year, so I ripped them up mid-summer and in January this year, they have self-seeded themselves everywhere and they are far more advanced than those ones in the pictures. 
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    I grew them last year but they all died after planting out in the garden.   I can recall someone else had the same problem.   I'm growing the white ones this year .....hopefully these will take 
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