Whats this tree & plant?!!

*Astrantia**Astrantia* Posts: 113
We were away earlier in the week on the lovely Dorset coast we sat in a little park overlooking the sea and this tree was behind us & wonder what it is? Also a plant that looks like cow parsley is just coming up, assuming they are pretty hardy being on the coast? The underside of the tree leaves were silvery if that helps?

Posts

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,254
    first one is a weed , can't remember the name, grows well in marshy areas. Lots around here in Devon / Cornwall. 
    Can't make out the second one , sorry.
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,254
    Smyrnium olusatrum, common name Alexanders
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,034
    Yes, Alexanders .... introduced to the UK by the Romans (hence the name) who cultivated it as a vegetable. The young shoots are quite tasty 😋 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,166
    Could the tree be a Holm Oak, Quercus Ilex?
  • *Astrantia**Astrantia* Posts: 113
    Ahh I’ve heard of Alexander’s but didn’t know what it looked like obviously! I’ll look up holm oak pictures, the leaves looked almost like a magnolia quite thick 
Sign In or Register to comment.