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These seedlings are popping up everywhere in the barked rose garden area, I haven't seen them before, they've been appearing over the last 2-3 weeks, they have relatively sturdy upright stems. Can someone tell me what they are please??


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    They are lovely!

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  • Lynn63Lynn63 Posts: 10
    ....yes they really are pretty, but I don't know whether to pot them up or to get rid as they seem so vigorous & I haven't a clue what they are! 🤔
  • Jules41Jules41 Posts: 178
  • Lynn63Lynn63 Posts: 10
    Thanks Jules41, I just looked up hepaticas and it does seem very similar, but it's not clump forming, maybe some hepaticas aren't? It's kind of like a hepatica x anenome. It is coming up in single hairless dark stems with good root system & the leaves have a muted deep red/purple tint around tip. Here's another pic of whole plant this time....
  • Lynn63Lynn63 Posts: 10
    I've just worked out what it is.....Chickweed Wintergreen (aka Artic Starflower) 🙂
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,284
    Very pretty Lynn. Are you in the north? I've never seen it in the midlands.
  • Lynn63Lynn63 Posts: 10
    Yes Fidgetbones, I'm in the Scottish Highlands just north of Inverness. 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,284
    That explains it then.
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