Is this a weed?

CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 292
What is this very large leaved plant/weed? I’m guessing it’s prob got a rather long tap root? 


  • B3B3 Posts: 10,524
    It looks a bit like dock to me.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pottiepampottiepam Posts: 203
    Could it be a sticky burr?
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 295
    I think it maybe burdock. 
    East Anglia
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,081
    @Copperdog No need to post the same photo twice. ;)
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 209
    If the leaves are hairy it might be green alkanet. And yes, if it is, it will have a big tap root. Like a parsnip !
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,566
    edited 30 May
    Common burdock - Arctium lappa


    Now all you need are some dandelions 😉  🥤
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 292
    Thank you all for your helpful replies.  @Dovefromabove that link was very informative thank you.  I think that will have to come out tomorrow.  I wonder how it got there?🤔
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