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Plants to ID please

Hello
I have three mystery plants...

This one self-seeded into a pot that had previously had a huge mallow in it. It hasn't flowered yet, and has self-seeded elsewhere in the garden too, but I have no idea what it is..


This looks like it might end up a thuggish weed. I would normally wait for it to flower before posting a pic but I'm shortly away for two weeks so if it should come out I'd rather know now!


Finally this is growing out from under a fern and a forsythia. It looks familiar but I can't place it 


No longer newish but can't think of a new name so will remain forever newish.  B) 

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,473
    The last one may be a hypericum ?
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,019
    The first looks like goat willow to me and needs to be removed asap or it will grow like topsy.

    Secons is hypericum.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,923
    1&2 Salix caprea aka goat willow

    3 Centaurea nigra aka knapweed

    4 one of the Hypericums

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • So the hypericum may be the only one worth keeping then?

    Just been out in between showers to clear an area infested with brambles, racing (as opposed to creeping) buttercup and other nasties, and found a lovely purple flowered plant that looks like a lavender but it doesn't smell. Looks like a furry purple bee and I'm sure the bees will love it. Would've taken a photo of that to ID but suddenly it wasn't between showers any more...so I'm dripping as I type.... 🤔
    No longer newish but can't think of a new name so will remain forever newish.  B) 

  • Pretty confident the purple flower was one of these, but there's no caption on the photo.. file:///storage/emulated/0/Download/wild-flowers-greenery-scotish-highlands-violet-purple-yellow-growing-scotland-109154393.jpg
    Can anyone help please?
    No longer newish but can't think of a new name so will remain forever newish.  B) 

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    Pretty confident the purple flower was one of these, but there's no caption on the photo.. file:///storage/emulated/0/Download/wild-flowers-greenery-scotish-highlands-violet-purple-yellow-growing-scotland-109154393.jpg
    Can anyone help please?
    https://www.dreamstime.com/wild-flowers-greenery-scotish-highlands-violet-purple-yellow-growing-scotland-image109154393

    Above pic is...... Prunella vulgaris...common name self heal.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • I think the second photo is Centaurea nigra.

    https://www.first-nature.com/flowers/centaurea-nigra.php
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
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