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Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,704
Can anyone put a name to this flower/plant.  It is in our wild flower mix and the flowers are on tall, single stems with a few buds on each stem, pictures one and two are the same plant.Another wild flowering plant, is it a vetch?A re-seeded flower, second year.

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  • SueG1SueG1 Posts: 27
    Number 1 is a Corncockle, number 2 is Bush Vetch, number 3 is Sainfoin.
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 497
    1.  Agrostemma githago or Corncockle.
    2.  Still looking.... a vetch of some sort. 
    3. Sainfoin or Onobrychis vicifolia. 
    East Anglia
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,704
    Thank you for naming the flowers SueG1 and Asarum.  I must admit I thought Corncockle was similar to Cornflower but that it was a deep red so I am pleased to now have a name for it.  I think I will have to post a picture of that too next time.  The Vetch is arching/drooping in shape, so I am not sure if it is Bush but again I don't know for sure what it is.  The Sainfoin/Onobrychis vicifolia fits the picture exactly. Thanks again.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 4,721
    @Asarum isn’t No.2 the same vetch you recently IDd for me?

    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1028087/wildflower-id#latest
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,704
    I think you could be right Nollie/Asarum, this has a far more arching style than any of the other vetches mentioned.  Thanks.
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 497
    Nollie, you are right.  It was early for me and I hadn’t got my brain in gear and my books were downstairs!
    East Anglia
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 4,721
    Know that feeling, I can’t function until after my second coffee!

    There is also Sainfoin growing wild on our plot alongside the aforementioned vetch - was going to post that next for ID, but you've saved me the bother, cheers!
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