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LastboatLastboat Posts: 61
edited May 2019 in Plants
My wildflower mix bed is packed with emerging leaves. Can anyone help with identifying the plants in the photos? 


  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,674
    photo one is greater burnet
    photo three kind of looks like buttercup but I hope I am wrong
    and 4 looks like a poppy to me, I'm only sure of number 1 however!

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,833
    2 maybe achillea/yarrow. It looks as if it's just coming into flower so you should be able to check more easily soon.
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Three looks like creeping buttercup.
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 569
    Leaves of two  look more like tansy, wrong shape for yarrow.
  • LastboatLastboat Posts: 61
    Oo, I hope it is a tansy - I wanted one of them! I say ‘one’, it’s actually growing everywhere, including the veg beds. When I was searching for what it could be, I thought it looked like wild chamomile? I do have tons of yarrow growing in the same area too - the leaves are similar but slightly more fine and ‘frilly’. Thanks for the other IDs too. I had a feeling #3 was something that needed to come out but wanted to double check as there should be geums, echinacea and butterfly weed in the vicinity and didn’t want to remove them by mistake! I’ve removed most of them now, but left one as it’s about to flower and I’m interested to see what it looks like before it’s eradicated! I was hoping #4 was poppy and thought #1 was some kind of burnet - happy with those. Thanks for your help! There could be more to follow... 😊👍🏼
  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429
    No. 2 is not Tansy, looks nothing like it. It does look like it could be a chamomile, or more likely an Anthemis, possibly tinctoria (oxeye chamomile), or cotula/arvensis (mayweed). Both are attractive plants with lovevly small flowers and ID will be easier when it flowers.

    I would say 3 is most certainly creeping buttercup and 4 looks like the leaves of an anemone to me.
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