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Is this a weed? Thought they were Verbascum seedings, now not so sure.

Nigel103Nigel103 Posts: 43


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,462
    It's woundwort - Stachys sylvatica, native wild flower, though it can spread. It has a strange musty smell and in the past was used to staunch wounds.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,842
    Hi Nigel. It looks to me like Hedge Woundwort. It has an unpleasant smell when it is pulled up. A native wild flower that is quite invasive. I do try and remove it if it appears in my garden.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299
    I keep it, insects love it

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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