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lemon22lemon22 Posts: 19
This is something that has self seeded in a pot - any ideas what it might be?


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,346
    Goat willow?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    What are we meant to be looking at?  It all looks the same to me, apart from the ivy in the background.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,878
    B3 said:
    Goat willow?
    Beware, it turns, very quickly , into a tree
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,777
    edited March 2019
    Hi lemon22. I looks like a Goat Willow - Salix caprea.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,878
  • lemon22lemon22 Posts: 19
    Thanks all, no willows in the immediate area so hadn’t considered that but it seems the seeds can blow in from quite far away!
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    There are none in my area either, but the borders are full of them, they grow overnight and are like an iceberg,  more below ground than above. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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