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Please help ID this plant

TiggybootsTiggyboots Worcester Posts: 3
I found this plant growing by the side of my house.  It has broad, strong, stiff leaves with sharp thorns around the leaf edges. Is it a weed? 


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    I'd say it's Eringium, aka sea holly.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,849
    Helleborus argutifolius

    Walk out to winter, swear I'll be there.
    Chill will wake you, high and dry
    You'll wonder why.
  • TiggybootsTiggyboots Worcester Posts: 3
    Thank you Hexagon, Joshua47 and punkdoc for your quick responses. I would happy with the plant turning out to be either Eringium or Helleborus argutifolius.  I plan to leave it where it is and shall post a photo when it flowers.  Thanks again for your help. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,303
    edited August 2019
    Beauty is in the eye of a the beholder ... I really like them 😊 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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