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jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 429
Hi all, lots of these popping up everywhere among the dandelions this year. I think I might know some but need confirmation. Thanks 😊

Is this wild geum? It's everywhere. Or creeping buttercup?

Wild strawberry?

Lovely white flower that came up everywhere. Is it invasive? Just going over now.

Not sure about these last 2 at all



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,768
    Hello jaffacakes. Picture 2 looks like a (wild) strawberry. Picture 3 looks like wild garlic. Picture 4 willowherb. Not too sure on 1 and 5 but someone will know.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,253
    1. Geum urbanum, I think. A weed
    5. maybe Feverfew.
    Agree with Ladybird about the others.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,615
    the first one looks like Geum urbanum,  wood avens/herbBennet
    the last one, some type of wormwood?
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,323
    I think it’s Feverfew. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 24,413
    2 is wild strawberry. Mine has less taste than supermarket strawberries on boxing day although I've heard  that some find them tasty  
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 429
    Thanks all. The Geums are all in a pretty wild part of the garden which I think I'll leave for mostly wild flowers and self seeders. Is it very bad?

    I guess will keep and eye on it and dig it out if gets too out of control. The dandelions are worse, they are everywhere and so hard to dig up that I've just started deadheading going forward.
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 429
    I think feverfew is correct too from Googling it. Looking forward to trying wild strawberry too :smiley:
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,768
    Wild strawberries are miniscule but taste divine.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,413
    @Ladybird4, you have more  discerning tastebuds,   or my strawberries are %@#£%&-
    Don't let the geum seed. It gets everywhere. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,789
    Always wondered what the geum weed was properly called - so thanks for that.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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