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Is it a willowherb?

CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 546
hello I’ve just pulled out what I think is a willowherb again? Although usually they seem so shallow rooted and come out so easily...this definitely has a kind of spreading clump habit? Is it still a weed or have a pulled something good out? Thankyou 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,678
    Some willowherbs have a thick root system. It looks like a willowherb to me.
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 546
    Thanks Fidget, I shall wonder no longer! I’m pleased I haven’t pulled out something by mistake xx
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,853
    Looks indeed like willowherb (and a roll of paper towel in the background).
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,892
    I am about to plant out a tray of something that looks like that, Heleniums. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 546
    @Lyn I'm wishing I had left it for a bit longer to see what it may have turned into...Last year there were Rudbeckia and Echinacea Green Twister, but don't think the leaves were the same as that type of plant...I guess. I will never know for sure.  Note to self to not be so impatient and whip things out.
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