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What Is This Weed Please?

SheleenSheleen Posts: 51
I always thought that this was Queen Anne's Lace... but is it? I was growing under my privet/hawthorn, facing northwards, and is approximately 12-15 inches tall.  Hairy  stems, dark fern-like leaves that grow in small clumps up the stem, and very few discolouration on the stems, pinkish umbels of flowers.  It is the leaves that have a problem with - they do not look like the leaves of Queen Anne's Lace, Cow Parsley etc. I thought it might be upright hedge-parsley... but it was flowering already in June, so not sure there either. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks x


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,466
    Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow)
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737
    Achillea aka yarrow. 
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  • SheleenSheleen Posts: 51
    Oh, of course!!! Silly me :) Thank you so much!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737
    😆 😉. Sometimes a plant ‘in the wrong place’ just looks so different 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,804
    Depends.  The white version grew all over the road, path and field edges, field middles if not grazed for a while near our last home and flowered at varying heights depending on whether it was on verges cut back by the council man and his machine or just left alone.

    Don't get it here but I have planted purple, red and coral forms in this garden cos I know pollinators love it.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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