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I’m sure I should recognise this....

Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518
There’s only one in the garden I can find but can’t remember if I planted it.  I’m sure when someone tells me what it is I’ll die of embarrassment at not knowing...

first picture is close up of the leaf, second the whole plant - including the buds seeming to contain a yellow flower..


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  • LynLyn Posts: 21,882
    If it’s got yellow flowers it’s buttercup, if it’s blue it Rozanne geranium.  I can never tell until I look at the base, buttercup leaves all come out of one places, geranium all over the place.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518
    Hmm it does look like meadow buttercup doesn’t it... I’ll take that as quite embarrassing ☺️
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,068
    Oh Andy - it does look rather buttercuppy - the flower bud looks like it has some yellow  :/
    B***ers aren't they! They sneak in amongst other plants and pretend they're something nice and friendly  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518
    One buttercup down, how about this one??  

  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518
    Ah, do they self seed a lot then?  Have got some totally tangerine but nowhere near these (and noticed some in front garden too)!
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,882
    You can get a wild variety, they have tiny little yellow flowers,  could be that. I pull them out.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,061
    edited May 2018
    Lyn is correct ; looks like the 'wild' variety , Geum urbanum ; a pernicious weed of many a garden I look after !
  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518
    Ugh, thanks all.  I’ve been pretty poor weeding this year it seems!  
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