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Ident please :-)

It's about 10cm tall and very common in my friends meadow where she grazes her horse. An ident would be hugely appreciated! - we want to make sure it's safe for the horse.

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  • All i know it could be a wildflower and it could be purple loosestrife 

    I hoped i helped !!👍
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,580
    Not purple loosestrife.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,874
    Definitely not purple loosestrife.

    Please can we see a pic of the whole plant and the lower leaves?

    😊 

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





  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,580
    Try Clinopodium  vulgare.
     Do the leaves smell at all if ypu crush them?  It looks like  Lamiacae family, which are often scented.
  • Hi blackhalloliver,fidgetbones,

    Thanks for your responses!

    Blackhalloliver: pretty sure it's not loosestrife :-)

    Fidgetbones: i will try and get a photo of the whole plant and will get a crushed leaf test. The leaves don't look right for clinopodium - they are narrow with a textured edge, whilst the latter has more rounded, smooth-edged leaves. Good call on the family though! - I see the square stem. Assuming it's lamium family, then I think that puts my friend's horse in safer territory.

    Kind regards


  • Sorry, and thanks DoveFromAbove! :-)
  • Hi all. Here's another photo... Hopefully it helps.
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