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NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134
So I’ve just found this in my garden, not sure how I’ve missed it because the size is quite impressive. 
I thought it could be a dock but the leaves are actually slightly furry, almost velvety to touch. When normal docks are waxy. 
Sorry pictures aren’t the best, but it’s quite hard to reach.
Any ideas? 


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,033
    At a guess, Burdock.
  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134
    Hi Palestrina ,  I also looked into burdock as my second guess because it was velvety, but the leaf doesn’t connect to the stem the same. Burdock has a cordate leaf and mine doesn’t  🤔  I’m confused haha 
  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134
    Mystery solved (ish). It’s either a bupthalmum or an inula! 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,272
    Bupthalmum has serrated edges to the leaves, so not that.
    Does not look right for Inula either.
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