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Can anyone identify this? It is about 30-40cms high, has thick surface runners and is growing in a spoil heap between ancient farmland and a new building project now under construction, also on ancient farmland in Dorset.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,395
    Saponaria officinalis
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,836
    In its double form too. I find it very thuggish. Spreads everywhere.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    It sneaks here under the fence from next door ... 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Sadly, it's not, apparently, thuggish enough to prevent building on ancient farmland.
  • Thanks everyone. It had me stumped cos of being the double form (which is apparently less thugish).
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    It’s the double form that we have here ... it spreads but is fairly easily pull up able when it outgrows its welcome. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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