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Geum seedlings or geum urbanum? Can I tell?

a1154a1154 Posts: 1,059
I have just carefully extracted lots of geum seedlings from a path, next to a bed with a lot of geums, Mrs Bradshaw, totally tangerine and lady stratheden. 
Having done that I find they look exactly like the geum urbanum seedlings I sort of tolerate in another part of the garden. 
Is there any way to distinguish when they are quite small, there are 4 or 5 small leaves on each. I’m really loathed to pot up urbanum! 


  • LynLyn Posts: 21,996
    I can’t remember A,   I grew my Mrs Bradshaw from seeds but don’t really remember what they looked like, as they grow on a bit the leaves are completely different, at the seedling stage, I don’t know. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,059
    Hmm I think I’ll ditch them. I suppose I have a lot of nice geums anyway, and I don’t want any nasty surprises. 
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